Title: Cole, Andrew

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), 289.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the headtrephining after gunshot fractures of the skullphysical disability, discharged from servicetotal disabilitydischarged and pensioned

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e17046

TEI/XML: med.d1e17046.xml

CASE.—Private Andrew Cole, Co. D, 145th Pennsylvania Volunteers, was wounded at the battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia, December 13th, 1862, by a conoidal ball, which fractured the frontal bone, right side, near the coronal suture. Another ball passed through the muscular substance of the thigh. He was admitted to Harewood Hospital, Washington, December 17th, 1862. On December 23d the skull was trephined, and loose fragments of bone were removed. No inflammation existed, and wound suppurated freely; several pieces of bone were removed at different periods, but in March, 1863, the wound had nearly healed. He was discharged December 21st, 1863, and pensioned. In February, 1864, Pension Examiner D. E. Belknap reports that the wound is still open and discharging, and that more bone will probably come away. The disability is rated total.