Title: Morrow, H. A.
Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion. (1861-65.), Part 3, Volume 2 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1883), 453.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d2e18811
CASE 712.—Colonel H. A. Morrow, 24th Michigan, aged 33 years, received a shot fracture of the upper third of the fibula of the right leg, at the Wilderness, May 6, 1864. Five days after being wounded he entered the Seminary Hospital, Georgetown, where his injured limb was operated upon by Surgeon H. W. Ducachet, U. S. V., who reported the following: "When admitted the patient had no appetite and was feverish, very nervous and irritable, complaining of every noise. The wounded leg was very much swollen, painful, and discharging an unhealthy sanious pus. Resection of three inches of the upper third of the fibula was performed on May 11th, chloroform being used. The patient suffered intensely for twenty-four hours after the operation, when he began to improve. There were no unfavorable symptoms afterwards. Simple dressings were applied. The patient left the hospital on leave of absence July 1, 1864." Colonel Morrow subsequently returned to the field and again held active commands. He was mustered out of the Volunteer Service after the close of the war in 1865, and recommissioned in the 36th regiment of Infantry of the Regular Army in the following year, since when he has been promoted to Colonel of the 21st Infantry.