Title: Clemence, J.
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), 86.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d2e31596
CASE 262.—Corporal J. Clemence, Co. F, 14th United States Infantry, aged 21 years, was wounded in the abdomen at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863, by a conoidal ball. He was admitted to Seminary Hospital on the following day, and remained until July 31st, when he was transferred to Camp Letterman Hospital. Acting Assistant Surgeon W. L. Hays, who had charge of the case, reports: "Wounded by a minié ball entering the right lumbar region, midway between the crest of the ilium and the fourth lumbar vertebra, and passing obliquely upward. The missile was removed, on July 10th, from the anterior wall of the belly, two inches above and to the right of the anterior superior spinous process of the ilium. Fæcal matter discharged from the wound of entrance up to August 17th. On September 28th, this man was discharged, cured." He was admitted to the Filbert Street Hospital on the same day, and transferred to Broad and Cherry Streets Hospital December 7, 1863. He was admitted to Fairfax Seminary Hospital April 21, 1864, and registered as a "flesh wound of abdominal parietes," and was transferred, June 21st, to Ward Hospital, at Newark. He was discharged the service December 23, 1864. Examining Surgeon Geo. W. Cook, of Syracuse, reported, March 20, 1866: "Ball entered the back, near the sacrum, and passed out just above the anterior spinous process of the ilium of the right side—a track of about eight inches. The disability is from pain upon change of position, walking, lifting, etc. Disability three-fourths, and of indefinite duration." Last paid to December 4, 1872.