Title: Couch, James A.
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.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e8603
COUCH, JAMES A., Sergeant, Co. D, 131st Pennsylvania Volunteers, was wounded, at the battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia, December 13th, 1862, by a conoidal musket ball which struck the upper part of the left occipital bone. He was stunned for a few moments, and was hardly able to stagger from the field. He was admitted to the Armory Square Hospital on December 20th, complaining of pain in the head; he was easily confused, otherwise, his condition was normal. He was returned to duty on May 12th, 1863. His name does not appear upon the Pension List.