CASE.—Corporal Patrick Farrell, Co. C, 140th New York Volunteers, aged 26 years, was wounded at the battle of Spottsylvania​, Virginia, May 9th, 1864, by a conoidal musket ball, which fractured the skull. He was at once admitted to the 1st division, Fifth Corps, hospital, and thence, on the 12th, sent to the 3d division hospital at Alexandria. A few small scales of bone were taken from the wound by forceps, but no untoward symptoms manifested themselves in the progress of the case. On June 6th, the patient was furloughed. He was discharged the service September 6th, 1864. On February 25th, 1864, Pension Examiner H. T. Montgomery reports this man to be perfectly healthy looking, and complaining only of nervousness. He does not think him disabled by the wound.