Title: Michael, John
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), 133.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e9800
CASE.—Private John Michael, Co. E, 67th Pennsylvania Volunteers, was wounded at the battle of the Wilderness, Virginia, May 6th, 1864, by a conoidal ball which entered the scalp at the vertex and ploughed out a portion of the scalp about three inches in length and one inch in width, and grooved the outer table of the skull. He was admitted to the hospital of the 1st division of the Sixth Corps, and on May 11th was sent to the Columbian Hospital at Washington, and May 15th to the Patterson Park Hospital, Baltimore, and on May 21st to the hospital at York, Pennsylvania. On May 31st erysipelas appeared and extended rapidly over the forehead and left side of the face, and the parts around the eye became much swollen. Ice water, tincture of iodine, and acetate of lead to the eye, were employed. On June 3d the wound had healed and the patient was nearly well. He was returned to duty on September 29th, 1864. The case is reported by Surgeon Henry Palmer, U. S. V. The name of this patient does not appear upon the Pension List.