Title: Douglas, Alfred F.

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 fractureparalysiswound of right side of scalp by conoidal musket ball, contusion of parietalpartial paralysis of lower extremities

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e7595

TEI/XML: med.d1e7595.xml

DOUGLAS, ALFRED F., Private, Co. I, 6th Vermont Volunteers, aged 19 years, received, at the battle of the Wilderness, Virginia, May 6th, 1864, a wound of the right side of the scalp, by a conoidal musket ball, with contusion of the parietal. He was admitted into the Finley Hospital at Washington, May 11th. Partial paralysis of the lower extremities resulted. On August 11th, the patient was sent to the Smith Hospital at Brattleboro', Vermont, and, on September 11th, was transferred to the Baxter Hospital at Burlington. He was returned to duty, November 21st, 1864. The case is reported by Assistant Surgeon S. W. Thompson, U. S. V.