Title: Newson, John G.

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), 116.

Keywords:on special wounds and injuries of the headwounds and injuries of the headgunshot woundsgunshot contusions of the cranial bonescontusion of the skull without fractureloss or impairment of visionwounded by conoidal musket ball on back and upper part of scalp, contused skullremained unconscious until next dayConfederate prisoner

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e7917

TEI/XML: med.d1e7917.xml

Newson, John G., Sergeant, Co. B, 30th North Carolina Regiment, aged 18 years, was wounded, in an engagement at Kelly's Ford, Virginia, November 7th, 1863, by a conoidal musket ball, on the back and upper part of the scalp, contusing the skull. He became unconscious, and remained so until the next day. On November 9th, he was admitted to the Douglas Hospital, Washington, D. C. He was weak and giddy, his eyes were red and injected, and very sensitive to light. He had no appetite, felt stupid, and had constant inclination to vomiting. These symptoms continued for some days, but, on November 23d, he was free from pain and able to walk about. His appetite had improved, and the discharge from the wound looked healthy. He was transferred to the Lincoln Hospital, and, on December 7th, 1863, sent to the Old Capitol Prison. The case is reported by Acting Assistant Surgeon Carlos Carvallo.