Title: Edgerly, Edwin S.

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), 235-236.

Keywords:on special wounds and injuries of the headwounds and injuries of the headgunshot woundsgunshot fractures of the cranial bonesremoval of fragments after gunshot fractures of the skullrecovered after gunshot fractures of the skullgangreneconoidal ball fractured and depressed craniumfragments of bone removed at different timesunable to do manual or mental labordisability total and permanent

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e16047

TEI/XML: med.d1e16047.xml

CASE.—Private Edwin S. Edgerly, Co. E, 12th New Hampshire Volunteers, aged 20 years, was wounded at the battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia, May 3d, 1863, by a conoidal ball, which fractured and depressed the cranium. He was admitted to the Third Corps field hospital on the next day; sent to Mount Pleasant, Washington, on May 8th; transferred to the McClellan Hospital, Philadelphia, June 19th; to the Knight Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut, August 9th; and thence to Brattleboro , Vermont, August 10th, 1863. Fragments of bone had been removed at different times. Gangrene of the wound appearing, bromine was applied to it, and subsequently simple dressings. On February 5th, 1864, the patient had sufficiently recovered to be discharged from the service. On August 7th, 1866, Pension Examiner Ira S. Chase reported that the patient is wholly unable to do any manual or mental labor. His disability is rated total and permanent.