Title: Jackson, Ambrose F.

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), 291.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the headtrephining after gunshot fractures of the skullimpaired memoryfull pension

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e17069

TEI/XML: med.d1e17069.xml

CASE.—Private Ambrose F. Jackson, Co. G, 7th Rhode Island Volunteers, received, at the battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia, December 13th, 1862, a gunshot injury of the cranium. He was admitted to the hospital of the 2d division, Ninth Corps; on December 20th, sent to Carver Hospital, Washington, and on January 6th, 1863, to Lovell Hospital, Portsmouth Grove, Rhode Island, where he was discharged on June 10th, 1863. On March 7th, 1867, Pension Examiner A. E. Ames reports that the patient had been trephined. He suffered from headache and dizziness, and his memory was so much impaired that he could not recollect the day or the year he was wounded. He recommends that the patient should have a full pension.