Title: Crinyan, James

Source text: Surgeon General Joseph K. Barnes, United States Army, The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion. (1861–65.), Part 1, Volume 2 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1870), 103.

Keywords:on special wounds and injuries of the headwounds and injuries of the headgunshot woundsgunshot contusions of the cranial bonescontusion of the skull without fractureexfoliationcontusion of skull by conoidal musket ballprevious wound over knee, somewhat lameprevious wound of hand, luxation of thumbexfoliation of the outer table of the skullpensioned, suffered headache and dizziness, unfit for Veteran Reserve Corps

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e6399

TEI/XML: med.d1e6399.xml

CRINYAN, JAMES, Private, Co. H, 14th Connecticut Volunteers, aged 48 years, received, at the battle of the Wilderness, May 5th, 1864, a contusion of the skull, by a conoidal musket ball. He had already been wounded at Chancellorsville, in the left hand, and at Gettysburg, over the left knee, and he was somewhat lame from the latter injury, while the former had caused luxation of the thumb. He was sent to Washington, on May 11th, having been treated meanwhile at the field hospital of the 2d division of the Second Corps. He was removed, on June 28th, to Summit House Hospital, Philadelphia, on July 17th, to Knight Hospital, New Haven, and, on October 17th, to the hospital at Readville, Massachusetts, whence he was discharged on March 10th, 1865. During his sojourn at Readville, an exfoliation of the outer table of the skull took place. He was pensioned, and in June, 1865, Pension Examining Surgeon J. Cumminskey reported that he suffered from headache and dizziness, and was unfit for the Veteran Reserve Corps.