Title: Dempsey, John W.

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), 286.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the headtrephining after gunshot fractures of the skullrecovery sufficient to resume modified duty in Veteran Reserve Corps

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e17009

TEI/XML: med.d1e17009.xml

CASE.—Captain John W. Dempsey, Co. H, 82d New York Volunteers, received at the battle of Bull Run, Virginia, July 21st, 1861, a gunshot fracture of the skull. He was captured and not released until 1863, reaching Washington July 11th. The skull was trephined. He was furloughed on July 13th, and transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps July 23d, 1863.