Title: Johnson, J.
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), 621.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d2e23938
CASE 903.—Private J. Johnson, Co. D, 4th U. S. Artillery, aged 36 years, was wounded in the right foot, at Drury's Bluff, May 14, 1864. He was admitted to Point Lookout Hospital three days afterwards, where Acting Assistant Surgeon J. Gilman recorded the following: "The wound was from a minié ball, which entered at the dorsal surface and was taken out at the plantar aspect, having fractured the metatarsal bone of the great toe. Gangrene set in, destroying the continuity of the dorsalis pedis artery and necessitating ligation, which was performed on July 20th by Surgeon A. Heger, U. S. A., in charge of the hospital, who enlarged the wound and tied the artery above and below. The case progressed favorably, the gangrene being cured and the wound granulating, when the patient was transferred to Judiciary Square Hospital at Washington on August 6th." He was subsequently transferred to Fort Washington, and on July 16, 1865, he was discharged from service and pensioned by reason of "difficulty in walking in consequence of the wound." Examining Surgeon J. O. Stanton, of Washington, D. C., reported, September 10, 1873: "The cicatrix is large, now open, and discharging. He has no motion of the great toe." The pensioner died at the Soldier's Home, Washington, D. C., November 6, 1878.