Title: Atkinson, George

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), 132.

Keywords:on special wounds and injuries of the headwounds and injuries of the headgunshot woundsgunshot contusions of the cranial bonesgunshot fractures of the external table of the cranium alonefracture of outer table alone of parietalreported as wound of scalpconoidal musket ball injured outer table of skullfracture of outer table of both parietalspersistent numbness of extremities

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e9671

TEI/XML: med.d1e9671.xml

CASE.—Private George Atkinson, Co. F, 7th Wisconsin Volunteers, aged 24 years, was wounded at the battle of the Wilderness, Virginia, May 5th, 1864, by a conoidal musket ball which injured the outer table of the skull. He was sent to the hospital of the 4th division, Fifth Corps, thence on May 12th to the 2d division hospital at Alexandria, thence on the 22d to the Satterlee Hospital, Philadelphia, where the injury is reported as a wound of scalp. Having recovered, he was returned to duty on the 17th of September, 1864. He was discharged on July 3d, 1865, and pensioned. On November 12th, 1868, Pension Examiner G. W. Eastman reported that there then had been fracture of the outer table of both parietals, and that the patient complained of numbness of the extremities.