Title: Huggins, Owen

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), 186.

Keywords:on special wounds and injuries of the headwounds and injuries of the headgunshot woundsgunshot fractures of the cranial bonesdepressed gunshot fracture of cranial bonescaries and necrosiscaries or necrosis following gunshot injuries of cranial bonesconoidal ball fractured left parietal bonebone remained necrosed, undetached, and depressedpain in head, loss of memorydisability total and permanent

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e13350

TEI/XML: med.d1e13350.xml

CASE.—Private Owen Huggins, Co. C, 10th Vermont Volunteers, aged 50 years, was wounded before Petersburg, Virginia, March 25th, 1865, by a conoidal ball, which fractured the left parietal bone. He was admitted to the hospital at City Point on the same day; on April 5th, was sent to the Fairfax Seminary Hospital; on April 12th, he was sent northward, and on the 15th, was admitted to the Sloan Hospital at Montpelier. He was discharged the service June 28th, 1865, and pensioned. The wound had not closed, and some necrosed bone remained undetached. On March 28th, 1868, Pension Examiner G. W. Vanderhull reported that the bone was necrosed and depressed. The patient suffered from pain in the head with loss of memory. His disability was rated total and permanent.