Title: Burke, Eli

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 aberrationprobable chronic irritability of brain, but insufficient details in reportsfragment of shell inflicted large scalp wound and grave contusion of skullconcussion of the brain

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e8575

TEI/XML: med.d1e8575.xml

BURKE, ELI, Sergeant, Co. A, 183d Pennsylvania Volunteers, aged 26 years, received a contusion of the skull from a fragment of shell which inflicted a large scalp wound and caused a grave contusion of the skull. He was removed from a field hospital to the Second Division Hospital at Alexandria on June 7th, and thence to the South Street Hospital, Philadelphia, on June 13th, 1864. He suffered from cerebral trouble, and was discharged from service on May 30th, 1865. There is no record of his case at the Pension Office.