Title: Waterman, William A.

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), 111.

Keywords:on special wounds and injuries of the headwounds and injuries of the headgunshot woundsgunshot contusions of the cranial bonescontusion of the skull without fracturemeningitisconoidal musket ball struck frontal region, laid bone baremeningitis supervened, death resulted

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e7290

TEI/XML: med.d1e7290.xml

WATERMAN, WILLIAM A., First Sergeant, Co. H, Michigan Cavalry, aged 27 years, was wounded, in the action at Salem Church, Virginia, May 28th, 1864, by a conoidal musket ball, which struck the frontal region and laid the bone bare for one inch. He was admitted into the field hospital of the 1st division, cavalry corps, on the same day. The patient was transferred to the Mt. Pleasant hospital, Washington, on June 1st. Simple dressings were used. Meningitis supervened, and death resulted June 14th, 1864. Assistant Surgeon C. A. McCall, U. S. A., reported the case.