Title: Best, G.
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), 838.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d2e31433
CASE 1759.—Private G. Best, Co I, 186th New York, aged 39 years, was wounded at Fort Hell, Virginia, April 2, 1865, and sent to Harewood Hospital, Washington. Surgeon R. B. Bontecou, U. S. V., noted: "Patient was admitted April 5th, with a shot wound of the left elbow joint. Erysipelas supervened; but with the liberal use of tincture of sesquichloride of iron and supporting treatment the patient recovered and was doing well, the parts nearly healed, on July 20th, when transferred to Lincoln Hospital. This soldier was discharged August 8, 1865, for "anchylosis of the left elbow in consequence of a minié ball passing through the joint." Examiner Johnson, of Watertown, New York, September 22, 1873, reported: "Shot wound of the left forearm at upper fourth, complicating the elbow joint, producing complete anchylosis; the forearm flexed at right angles with the humerus; circulation and strength impaired." This pensioner was paid December 4, 1874.