Title: Beam, Ansell H.

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), 121.

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 aberrationprobable chronic irritability of brain, but insufficient details in reportsconoidal ball made ragged scalp wound near sagittal suture, contusion of parietal boneconcussion of the brain

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e8540

TEI/XML: med.d1e8540.xml

BEAM, ANSELL H., Corporal, Co. I, 26th Michigan Volunteers, aged 21 years, was wounded in the engagement at Farmville, Virginia, April 6th, 1865, by a conoidal ball, which made a ragged scalp wound to the right of the sagittal suture, with contusion of the parietal bone. He was admitted to the hospital of the 1st division, Second Corps, and on April 15th, was sent to the Harewood Hospital, Washington, where a photograph was made of his injury. On May 18th, he was transferred to the Satterlee Hospital, Philadelphia. He had many symptoms of disturbance of the brain. The scalp wound healed up favorably, and on July 6th, 1865, he was discharged from the service for disability. A photograph of the case, taken a few days after the reception of the injury, is preserved in the seventh volume of Surgical Photographs of the Army Medical Museum, at page five. It is copied in figure 1 of Plate III, (opposite p. 105.) It is probable that he completely recovered, since his name is not found on the list of applicants for pension.

PLATE III. GUNSHOT SCALP WOUNDS AND CONTUSIONS OF THE SKULL. 1. Corporal Ansell H. Beam, Co. J, 26. Michigan Vols.