Title: Stafford, Benjamin

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 wound over side of frontal boneouter table of os frontis exfoliatedfistulous sinus, detached bone could be felt

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e6769

TEI/XML: med.d1e6769.xml

STAFFORD, BENJAMIN, Private, Co. I, 26th New York Volunteers, was admitted to the Fairfax Seminary Hospital, Virginia, September 29th, 1862, with a gunshot wound over the right side of the frontal bone, received at Antietam. He was returned to duty May 8th, 1863. It was found, however, that the outer table of the os frontis was exfoliating, and the man was discharged from the service on May 28th, 1863. He was examined at Utica for a pension, by Dr. H. B. Day, April 22d, 1864. It was found that two fragments of bone had exfoliated, and that there was a fistulous sinus through which detached bone could still be felt.