Title: Jackson, Hezekiel

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 skullphysical disability, discharged from servicedischarged and pensioned

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e17075

TEI/XML: med.d1e17075.xml

CASE.—Private Hezekiel Jackson, Co. K, 39th U. S. Colored Troops, aged 24 years, was wounded near Petersburg, Virginia, July 30th, 1864, by a shell, which fractured the right parietal bone. He also received a wound of right leg. He was admitted to hospital 4th division, Ninth Corps, where the operation of trephining was performed, on August 2d, by Surgeon David Mackay, 29th U. S. Colored Troops. One and a half inches of bone were removed. He was, on the same day, transferred to hospital for colored troops at City Point, Virginia, where he remained until August 8th, when he was sent to L'Ouverture Hospital, Alexandria, Virginia. The left arm had become paralyzed. He was discharged from service April 7th, 1865, and pensioned. Pension Examiner Wm. H. Clendenin reports that he has occasional headache, but no paralysis or loss of memory. The wound of leg is entirely healed, leaving no disability.