Title: Kinne, Charles

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), 103-104.

Keywords:on special wounds and injuries of the headwounds and injuries of the headgunshot woundsgunshot contusions of the cranial bonescontusion of the skull without fractureexfoliationcontusion of parietal by musket ballno disability certified except dizzinessseries of pieces of bone exfoliated, wound discharging pusdisability questioned, possible malingerer

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e6519

TEI/XML: med.d1e6519.xml

KINNE, CHARLES, Private, Co. G, 108th New York Volunteers. Contusion of right parietal by a musket ball. Antietam, September 17th, 1862. Treated at the field hospital of the 3d division of the Second Corps until the 26th, and then sent to the Mount Pleasant Hospital at Washington. On November 2d, he was furloughed, and subsequently returned to duty. He was discharged from service at the regimental hospital on December 24th, 1862. Disability reported as "total," by Assistant Surgeon William Ely, 108th New York Volunteers. He was pensioned, and reported by Pension Examining Surgeon H. M. Montgomery, of Rochester, New York, January, 1863, as having had a series of pieces of bone exfoliated. Doctor Montgomery states that the wound was then discharging pus, but that the patient would probably be free from disability in a few months, and that he appeared "fat and hearty." In November, 1865, Pension Examining Surgeon J. K. Hyde reported that this pensioner complained of increase of pain and dizziness on attempting to labor, and that he had applied for an increase of his pension, in a letter from Lancaster, Wisconsin; but no disability except dizziness is certified to. In the army such applicants are regarded as malingerers; but in the civil service a greater latitude prevails.