Title: Statwood, 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), 135.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e9904
CASE.—Private George Statwood, Co. K, 4th New Hampshire Volunteers, aged 21 years, was wounded at the battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia, June 4th, 1864, by a conoidal ball which fractured the outer table of the occipital protuberance. He was at once admitted to the hospital of the Eighteenth Corps, thence sent to the Harewood Hospital, Washington, D. C., and on June 16th transferred to the Knight Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut. On July 18th he was sent to the Ward Hospital, Newark, New Jersey. On January 18th, 1865, denuded and carious bone was discovered through a large gangrenous opening in the scalp. The patient was placed under the influence of chloroform and ether, and Acting Assistant Surgeon W. S. Ward, removed the carious bone. Simple dressings were applied and the wound healed rapidly. Statwood was discharged from the service on the 29th of May, 1865, by reason of disability resulting from the wound. He does not appear to have made application for a pension.