Title: Smith, A. St. Clair

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), 81.

Keywords:on special wounds and injuries of the headwounds and injuries of the headgunshot woundsgunshot wounds of the scalphæmorrhage, hemorrhageconoidal musket ball cut scalp over ear, severed temporal arterytreated at his quartersprimary hemorrhage from temporal artery

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e4672

TEI/XML: med.d1e4672.xml

CASE.—Lieutenant A. St. Clair Smith, Co. E, 12th New Hampshire Volunteers, was wounded at the battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia, June 3d, 1864, by a conoidal musket ball, which cut the scalp over the left ear and severed the temporal artery, which was secured with some difficulty. He was admitted, on June 5th, to the field hospital of the Eighteenth Corps, and thence sent to Washington, D. C., and was treated, at his quarters, at the Avenue House. He was furloughed, on June 11th, 1864, and was finally mustered out with his regiment, on June 21st, 1865. Acting Assistant Surgeon G. K. Smith recorded the case.