Title: Abbott, Henry

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), 122.

Keywords:on special wounds and injuries of the headwounds and injuries of the headgunshot woundsgunshot contusions of the cranial bonescontusion of the skull without fracturetrephiningnecrosed fragments removed by formal operationsconoidal ball struck parietal bone, passed forward and downward, exposed squamous suture, and lacerated scalpnecrosed bone from temporal suture removed

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e8802

TEI/XML: med.d1e8802.xml

ABBOTT, HENRY, Private, Co. B, 32d Maine Volunteers, aged 21 years, was wounded, at the battle of Tolopotomy Creek, Virginia, May 31st, 1864, by a conoidal ball which struck the right parietal bone, passed forward and downward, exposing the squamous suture, and lacerating the scalp for a distance of three inches. He was at once admitted to the hospital of the 2d division, Ninth Corps, and, on June 4th, was sent to the Stanton Hospital, Washington. On the 7th, diarrhœa set in, but soon yielded to treatment. His general health continued good, and by the 17th the wound had nearly healed. On July 12th, a piece of necrosed bone from the outer portion of the temporal suture and the diploe, one inch in length and half an inch in breadth, was removed, and on the 14th, another portion, corresponding to the first, and consisting of the inner table, was removed. He was transferred on July 18th, entering Grant Hospital, Willet's Point, New York Harbor, on the 21st, whence, he was returned to duty on the 21st of December, 1864. The case is reported by Surgeon John A. Lidell, U. S. V. The recovery appears to have been complete, as the man's name does not appear on the list of applicants for pensions.