Title: Hall, Nicholas T.

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), 451.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the spinegunshot wounds of the spinegunshot injuries of the lumbar vertebrægunshot fractures of the apophyses of the lumbar spinedisability totalparalysis of lower extremitiesball lodged in lumbar vertebra

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e18947

TEI/XML: med.d1e18947.xml

CASE.—Private Nicholas T. Hall, Co. I, 1st Massachusetts Volunteers, aged 19 years, was wounded at Fair Oaks, June 1st, 1862, by a conoidal ball, which entered near the anterior superior spinous process of the left ilium and lodged in a lumbar vertebra. He was treated in the field until June 29th, when he was sent to Stone Hospital, Washington, whence he was discharged from service on August 26th, 1862. There was paralysis of the lower extremities. Pension Examiner George Stevens Jones reports, October 4th, 1862, "the ball has probably lodged in the vertebræ, and compressed the spinal marrow. The man is a great sufferer, and is incurable. Disability total.