Title: Sheffler, John

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), 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 fractureexfoliationgunshot flesh wound of headseveral exfoliations of bone removedpermanent disability, constant headache and dizzinessgunshot contusion of craniumball injured frontal and parietal bones

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e6728

TEI/XML: med.d1e6728.xml

SHEFFLER, JOHN, Private, Co. D, 45th Pennsylvania Volunteers, aged 44 years, received, at the battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia, June 3d, 1864, a gunshot flesh wound of the head. He was on the same day admitted to the hospital of the 2d division, Ninth Corps, on June 10th, sent to the Emory Hospital, Washington, D. C., on April 9th, sent to the Cuyler Hospital, Philadelphia, and, on May 10th, transferred to the Mower Hospital, where he was discharged from the service on June 22d, 1865, on account of gunshot contusion of the cranium. Pension Examining Surgeon Edward Smith reports, July 20th, 1865, that the ball injured the frontal and right parietal bones, and that several exfoliations of bone had been removed; that the patient complained of constant headache and dizziness, and the examiner rated his disability at "three-fourths, and probably permanent."