Title: Potter, George

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), 192.

Keywords:on special wounds and injuries of the headwounds and injuries of the headgunshot woundsgunshot fractures of the cranial bonespenetrating gunshot fractures of the skullpenetrating fracture of cranium by conoidal musket ball, entered cavity through parietal boneparalysis of left side

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e13922

TEI/XML: med.d1e13922.xml

CASE.—Private George Potter, Battery C, 3d Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, aged 26 years, received, at the battle of Mechanicsville, June 11th, 1864, a penetrating fracture of the cranium by a conoidal musket ball, which entered the cavity through the parietal bone. He was sent to the hospital of the 1st division, Fifth Corps, and on June 13th, was transferred to the Finley Hospital at Washington. The case progressed satisfactorily under simple treatment, and on June 23d, the patient was furloughed. On the 22d of August, he was transferred to the Mason Hospital at Boston. Paralysis of the left side had ensued, and still existed at the time of his discharge, September 10th, 1864. He is not a pensioner.