Title: Bittenbender, Levi

Source text: Surgeon General Joseph K. Barnes, United States Army, The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion. (1861–65.), Part 1, Volume 2 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1870), 175.

Keywords:on special wounds and injuries of the headwounds and injuries of the headgunshot woundsgunshot contusions of the cranial bonesgunshot fractures of both tables of the skullgunshot fractures of both tables of the cranium with depressiongunshot fracture of cranial bones accompanied by hemiplegia or paraplegiafragment of shell fractured right side of craniumparalysis of both lower extremities

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e12401

TEI/XML: med.d1e12401.xml

CASE.—Private Levi Bittenbender, Co. E, 95th Pennsylvania Volunteers, aged 22 years, was wounded by a fragment of shell, at Spottsylvania​ Court House, May 13th, 1864, which fractured the right side of the cranium. He was at once admitted to the hospital of the 1st division, Sixth Corps; on the 24th, was sent to the 2d division hospital at Alexandria. On the 13th of June he was transferred to York, Pennsylvania. Paralysis of the lower extremities had ensued. On the 21st of September he was sent to the Turner's Lane Hospital at Philadelphia, and on the 7th of October, 1864, he was discharged from service. Not a pensioner.