Title: Mills, George
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.d1e9289
CASE.—Private George Mills, Co. M, 8th Illinois Cavalry, aged 33 years, at Beverly Ford, Virginia, June 9th, 1863, was struck in the forehead by a carbine ball which, passing from left to right, fractured the outer table of the frontal bone over the left eye, near the external angle. He was conveyed to Washington and admitted into the Lincoln Hospital on the following day, suffering, from time to time, severe pain and vomiting. Ice water dressings were applied to the head, and a restricted diet ordered; anodynes being employed to relieve the pain. In a few days the severity of the pain subsided. He improved rapidly, and was returned to duty on August 6th, 1863. The case is reported by Acting Assistant Surgeon Wm. Canniff. In May, 1867, Pension Examining Surgeon J. B. Lyman reported, that this pensioner had a permanent enlargement of the pupil of the left eye, and immobility of the iris, and that he considered the functions of the retina permanently impaired.