Title: Van Devine, Richard 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), 88.

Keywords:on special wounds and injuries of the headwounds and injuries of the headgunshot woundsgunshot wounds of the scalpcomplications from intercurrent diseasesdiarrhœa reported as fatal complicationdied of diarrhœa

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e5623

TEI/XML: med.d1e5623.xml

CASE.—Corporal Richard H. Van Devine, Co. K, 1st New Jersey Infantry, aged 28 years, received, at the battle of Spottsylvania​, Virginia, May 12th, 1864, a gunshot wound of the scalp. He was admitted, on June 11th, to the Mount Pleasant Hospital, Washington, D. C., and, on June 20th, transferred to the Summit House Hospital, Philadelphia. At the period of his admission he was very much reduced, and he died, on July 10th, 1864, "of diarrhœa." Surgeon J. H. Taylor, U. S. V., records the case.