Title: Palmer, Franklin L.

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), 119-120.

Keywords:on special wounds and injuries of the headwounds and injuries of the headgunshot woundsgunshot contusions of the cranial bonescontusion of the skull without fracturemental aberrationsuch lesions of brain as led to insanitywound of side of scalp by conoidal musket ball, involved periosteumtotal disabilityunfit for any mental or bodily labornecrosed bone removedimpairment of hearingimpairment of sightimpairment of memory

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e8306

TEI/XML: med.d1e8306.xml

PALMER, FRANKLIN L., Private, Co. C, 146th New York Volunteers, aged 36 years, received, at the battle of the Wilderness, Virginia, May 5th, 1864, a wound of the right side of the scalp, involving the periosteum, by a conoidal musket ball. He was admitted into the field hospital of the 1st division, Fifth Corps, and, about May 24th, sent to Washington, and admitted into the Carver Hospital. Simple dressings were used. On the 31st, the patient was transferred to the Mower Hospital, Philadelphia. On August 5th, a large spicula of necrosed bone was removed. The wound gradually healed, and he was discharged from service, October 29th, 1864, and pensioned. In June, 1866, his pension was doubled. Pension Examiner S. Rhoades reported that there was great impairment of memory, sight, and hearing, and that, though he had no bad habits, this pensioner was very much debilitated and unfit for any mental or bodily labor.