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.

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, insufficient details in reportsconoidal musket ball struck upper part of occipital bonestunned, staggered from fieldpain in head, easily confusedconcussion of the brain

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e8603

TEI/XML: med.d1e8603.xml

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.