Title: Gritzmacher, William
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), 129.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e9210
CASE.—Private William Gritzmacher, Co. C, 5th Wisconsin Volunteers, aged 19 years, was wounded at the battle of Spottsylvania, Virginia, May 12th, 1864, by an explosive musket ball which struck the frontal bone at the left supra-orbital ridge and fractured the outer table. He was, on the same day, admitted to the hospital of the 1st division, Sixth Corps, and on the 17th sent to Washington, D. C., and admitted into the Emory Hospital. On June 6th he was transferred to the Patterson Park Hospital, Baltimore, and on August 16th to the Chester Hospital. The treatment so far consisted of simple dressings. He recovered, and was transferred on May 16th, 1865, to the Veteran Reserve Corps, and discharged the service of the United States July 22d, 1865. Pension Examining Surgeon John Phillips reports, on May 9th, 1867, that this pensioner's wounds were still discharging, and that the right upper eyelid was so contracted as to prevent closure of his eye, and that his vision was impaired.