Title: Spurr, William E.

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), 109.

Keywords:on special wounds and injuries of the headwounds and injuries of the headgunshot woundsgunshot contusions of the cranial bonescontusion of the skull without fractureheadachegunshot contusion of skullconcussion of brainphthisis pulmonalis

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e7107

TEI/XML: med.d1e7107.xml

SPURR, WILLIAM E., Sergeant, Co. A, 56th Massachusetts Volunteers, aged 23 years, received, in an engagement before Petersburg, Virginia, June 17th, 1864, a gunshot contusion of the skull. He was taken to the hospital of the 1st division, Ninth Corps, and, on June 30th, sent to the Mount Pleasant Hospital, Washington, where he was treated for concussion of the brain. On July 22d, he was transferred to the Mower Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was then suffering from headache. He was discharged from the service on January 30th, 1865, on account of phthisis pulmonalis. His name does not appear on the Pension List.