Title: Murphy, James
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.d1e9328
CASE.—Private James Murphy, Co. K, 96th Pennsylvania Volunteers, was wounded at the battle of Spottsylvania, Virginia, May 12th, 1864, by a conoidal ball which entered behind the right temporal fossa, passed forward and fractured the outer table of the frontal bone at the supra orbital ridge. He was conveyed to Washington, D. C., and on May 18th admitted to Douglas Hospital. There was no depression, but the right pupil was widely dilated and vision impaired. No brain symptoms occurred at any time. Poultices were applied and portions of bone subsequently removed. The patient recovered, and on June 18th was sent to Haddington Hospital, and on July 23d, 1864, returned to duty. He is not a pensioner.