Title: Bevelheimer, George W.

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), 117.

Keywords:on special wounds and injuries of the headwounds and injuries of the headgunshot woundsgunshot contusions of the cranial bonescontusion of the skull without fracturedeafnessmissile entered over inferior occipital bone, passed forward below auditory foramen, large lacerated exit wound in front of earentire loss of hearing on one side

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e8083

TEI/XML: med.d1e8083.xml

BEVELHEIMER, GEORGE W., Private, Co. A, 19th Indiana Volunteers, was wounded at the second battle of Bull Run, Virginia, August 30th, 1862. The missile entered over the inferior curved line of the occipital bone, two inches to the left of the median line; it then passed forward, immediately below the auditory foramen, and produced a large lacerated exit wound in front of the ear. He was admitted on September 6th to Judiciary Square Hospital, at Washington, D. C. At the end of the third week, although his wounds had nearly closed, there was an entire loss of hearing on that side, the recovery of which the probabilities were very unfavorable. He was discharged from the service, December 16th, 1862. His name does not appear on the Pension List. This case is reported in the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal, volume 67, page 493.