Title: Cargill, Benjamin D.

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), 86.

Keywords:on special wounds and injuries of the headwounds and injuries of the headgunshot woundsgunshot wounds of the scalpcomplications from intercurrent diseasespneumonia reported as cause of deathquestioned if pulmonary complications were not embolic phenomena, indicating metastatic fociquestioned whether cases were not more properly classified under head of pyæmiaacute bronchitiswound of anterior portion of the scalp

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e5250

TEI/XML: med.d1e5250.xml

CASE.—Private Benjamin D. Cargill, 2d Vermont Volunteers, aged 19 years, received, at the battle of Spottsylvania​ Court House, Virginia, May 8th, 1864, a gunshot wound of the anterior portion of the scalp. He was admitted to the hospital of the Second Division, Sixth Corps, and, on May 26th, sent to the Lincoln Hospital, Washington, D. C. Furloughed on May 24th, he was readmitted on June 23d, and died on August 8th, 1864, of acute bronchitis.