Title: Harrington, M.
Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion. (1861-65.), Part 2, Volume 2 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1876), 924.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d2e31271
CASE 1863.—Private M. Harrington, Co. K, 5th Cavalry, aged 20 years, was shot by a guard while trying to escape from the guard-house in camp at Washington, November 17, 1865. On the following day he was admitted to Harewood Hospital, whence Surgeon R. B. Bontecou, U. S. V., reported: "Compound comminuted gunshot fracture of radius and ulna, a minié ball entering externally, about the junction of middle and lower thirds, passing through in an upward direction, and emerging on inner side, at middle third. Numerous pieces of bone were removed at different times, and on December 2d one-half of the ball was taken away. The treatment was supporting and the wound did well. Patient transferred to post hospital May 1, 1866." Assistant Surgeon W. Thomson, U. S. A., reported the soldier's admission to the latter hospital with "gunshot fracture of both hones of left forearm," and his return to his company for duty August 6, 1866. This man is not a pensioner.