CASE.—Private George Schroeder, Co. A, 82d Illinois Volunteers, was wounded at the battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia, May 3d, 1863, by a conoidal ball, which fractured the mastoid portion of the right temporal bone. On May 5th, he was admitted to the hospital of the 3d division, Eleventh Corps, where fragments of bone were removed by Surgeon C. S. Wood, 66th New York Volunteers. On May 26th, the patient was sent to 2d division hospital at Alexandria, and on September 16th, 1863, returned to duty. He was discharged, August 26th, 1864, and pensioned. His pension was increased in September, 1867, reduced in September, 1869, and in March, 1870, he applied for an increase of pension, claiming that his disabilities had increased. Pension Examiner J. W. Thompson certifies that there was a depression in the mastoid portion of the temporal, and that the patient complained of neuralgic pains on the right side of the head, and of deafness of the right ear; but after several weeks of observation of this pensioner, he did not recommend any increase over his present rate for three-fourths disability.