Title: Weld, S.

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), 121.

Keywords:on special wounds and injuries of the headwounds and injuries of the headgunshot woundsgunshot contusions of the cranial bonescontusion of the skull without fracturemental aberrationsuch lesions of brain as led to insanityterminated fatallyconoidal musket ball struck vertex of head, producing open wound, denuding portion of periosteum

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e8471

TEI/XML: med.d1e8471.xml

WELD, S., Corporal, Co. K, 19th Maine Volunteers, aged 31 years, was wounded, at the battle of the Po River, Virginia, May 13th, 1864, by a conoidal musket ball, which struck at the vertex of the head, producing an open wound three inches in length and one in breadth, and denuding a portion of bone of its periosteum. He was admitted into the Mount Pleasant Hospital, Washington, from the field, May 16th, and thence transferred, on the 19th, to the hospital at Annapolis. Death resulted on June 5th, 1864. The case is reported by Surgeon B. A. Vanderkieft, U. S. V.