Title: King, Samuel

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), 107.

Keywords:on special wounds and injuries of the headwounds and injuries of the headgunshot woundsgunshot contusions of the cranial bonescontusion of the skull without fracturepersistent pain in the headwound of side of scalp by conoidal musket ballconstant pain in head

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e6984

TEI/XML: med.d1e6984.xml

KING, SAMUEL, Private, Co. H, 49th Pennsylvania Volunteers, aged 33 years, received, at the battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia, June 4th, 1864, a severe wound of the left side of the scalp by a conoidal musket ball. He was admitted into the Soldiers' Rest Hospital at Alexandria, June 6th, and a few days later sent to Philadelphia, and admitted, on June 16th, into the 16th and Filbert streets Hospital. On July 16th, he was sent to the Satterlee Hospital. He suffered from constant pain in his head. The wound healed gradually. On September 29th, he was transferred to Camp Curtin at Harrisburg, and, on October 6th, 1864, returned to duty. The case is reported by Surgeon I. I. Hayes, U. S. V.