Title: Calkins, Edgar

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), 87.

Keywords:on special wounds and injuries of the headwounds and injuries of the headgunshot woundsgunshot wounds of the scalpcomplications from intercurrent diseasesfatal cases of gunshot scalp wounds complicated by supervention of variolawound of side of scalpsmall-poxvarioloid with cerebral symptoms

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e5473

TEI/XML: med.d1e5473.xml

CASE.—Corporal Edgar Calkins, Co. D, 5th Michigan Volunteers, received, at the battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia, December 13th, 1862, a gunshot wound of the right side of the scalp. He was admitted to the hospital of the First Division, Third Corps, and, on December 19th, was sent to Mansion House Hospital, Alexandria, and, on April 10th, 1863, symptoms of small-pox being manifested, he was transferred to hospital for eruptive diseases, at Kalorama, Washington, D. C., where he died, on May 27th, 1863, of varioloid with cerebral symptoms.