Title: Zimmerman, W. H.

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), 74.

Keywords:on special wounds and injuries of the headwounds and injuries of the headgunshot woundsgunshot wounds of the scalpfatal and complicated casesscalp wound over parietal region, ball lodged beneath integumentmissile extracted on battlefield

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e4113

TEI/XML: med.d1e4113.xml

CASE.—Sergeant W. H. Zimmerman, Co. E, 11th Pennsylvania Volunteers, aged 25 years, at the battle of the Wilderness, Virginia, May 6th, 1864, received a scalp wound over the right parietal region, from a musket ball, which lodged beneath the integument. The missile was extracted on the field, and the patient was sent to the rear, and conveyed finally to Washington, D. C., entering Armory Square Hospital on May 26th. He died on June 29th, 1864.