Title: Armidon, J. H.

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), 59.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the lower extremitiesflesh wounds of the lower extremitiescomplications of shot flesh wounds of the lower extremitiesdeformities after shot flesh wounds in the lower limbstenotomygunshot wound of popliteal space of leghamstring tendonsprevious gunshot wound of legpermanent lameness

Civil War Washington ID: med.d2e3834

TEI/XML: med.d2e3834.xml

CASE 129.—Private J. H. Armidon, Co. I, 49th New York, aged 19 years, was admitted to Satterlee Hospital, Philadelphia, June 21, 1863. Acting Assistant Surgeon M. J. Perry reported: "The patient was received from hospital at Washington, suffering from diarrhœa. He had previously received a gunshot wound of the leg at the battle of Antietam. Leg bent almost on to thigh. The hamstring tendons were cut by Acting Assistant Surgeon T. G. Morton, formerly in charge of the ward. October 30th, leg much straighter; is obliged to walk with crutches. November 20th, is able to walk about with a cane; leg still a little bent. December 13th, wound nearly healed; general health good. January 1, 1864, patient returned to duty, cured." Several weeks afterwards the man entered Augur Hospital, whence he was discharged for disability, February 10, 1864, Surgeon S. B. Hunt, U. S. V., certifying to "Shell wound of popliteal space of right leg, received at Chancellorsville, May 3, 1863, causing permanent lameness; still discharging." The Washington hospital records show that Armidon was "admitted to Lincoln Hospital on February 27, 1863, with intermittent fever," and that he "deserted June 20, 1863," but no note was made of the wound. He is not a pensioner.