Title: Alden, Selah B.

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 casesdied on furlough, impossible to obtain particulars of complications

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e4143

TEI/XML: med.d1e4143.xml

CASE.—Corporal Selah B. Alden, Co. D, 13th Massachusetts Volunteers, aged 32 years, received at the battle of the Wilderness, Virginia, May 8th, 1864, a gunshot wound of the scalp. He was admitted to the regimental hospital, and thence sent to the Campbell Hospital, Washington, D. C., on May 12th. On May 17th he was furloughed, and, according to the registers of the Pension Bureau, and the records of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts, he died at Natick, May 25th, 1864.