Title: Brown, William

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), 326.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the facegunshot wounds of the facegunshot wounds of the orbitgunshot wounds of the eyeeye destroyedphthisis pulmonalistotal blindness

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e17403

TEI/XML: med.d1e17403.xml

CASE.—Private William Brown, Co. D, 119th Pennsylvania Volunteers, aged 24 years, was wounded at Cold Harbor, Virginia, June, 1864, by a conoidal ball, which entered the right temple two inches from the orbit, and emerged through the right eyeball. He was admitted to hospital 1st division, Sixth Corps; on June 11th, transferred to Campbell Hospital, Washington, and on July 23d, sent to Satterlee HospitaL, whence he was discharged June 28th, 1865. The right eye was totally destroyed, and the sight of the left eye was lost. In March, 1868, he was a pensioner at $25 per month, his disability being rated total and permanent. Dr. J. A. McArthur reports that Brown was under his care at Soldiers Home, Philadelphia, until January 27th, 1869, when he died of phthisis pulmonalis. At the time of his death, he suffered from total blindness.