Title: Welch, Charles

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), 112.

Keywords:on special wounds and injuries of the headwounds and injuries of the headgunshot woundsgunshot contusions of the cranial bonescontusion of the skull without fractureencephalitiswounded in forehead by conoidal musket ball, denuded os frontisdied suddenly at refreshment saloon

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e7396

TEI/XML: med.d1e7396.xml

WELCH, CHARLES, Private, Co. D, 8th Maine Volunteers, aged 21 years, was wounded, at the battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia, June 5th, 1864, in the forehead, by a conoidal musket ball, which denuded the os frontis, though producing no apparent fracture. He was admitted to the hospital of the Eighteenth Corps, and thence conveyed to Washington, and admitted, on the 10th, into Harewood Hospital. The case seemed to be progressing favorably. The patient was sent, on June 16th, to New York City, but, having stopped at Philadelphia on his way, he died suddenly at a refreshment saloon, on June 21st, 1864.