Title: Brown, Presley I.

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), 113.

Keywords:on special wounds and injuries of the headwounds and injuries of the headgunshot woundsgunshot contusions of the cranial bonescontusion of the skull without fractureparalysisconoidal ball entered middle of parietal bone, passed backwards, denuding boneloss of sensation in one arm and hand

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e7519

TEI/XML: med.d1e7519.xml

BROWN, PRESLEY I., Corporal, Co. B, 102d Pennsylvania Volunteers, aged 24 years, received, at the battle of the Wilderness, Virginia, May 6th, 1864, a gunshot wound of scalp, a conoidal ball entering at middle of left parietal bone, passing backwards, making a flesh wound two inches in length, denuding the bone. He was admitted to Lincoln Hospital, Washington, D. C., on May 11th, and, on May 16th, was transferred to Patterson Park Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland; thence, on May 21st, to hospital at York, Pennsylvania. Acting Assistant Surgeon H. S. Smyser, under whose care the patient came at the latter hospital, reports that the patient stated that there was loss of sensation in right arm and hand from the moment he was struck by the ball. On June 10th, the arm was recovering, and, on June 13th, the patient was transferred to the hospital at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, whence he was returned to duty on May 9th, 1865.