Title: Fairbanks, Charles D.

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), 134.

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 external lamina of occipital near protuberance or semicircular ridgesconoidal ball fractured external table of occipital bonepiece of outer table removedno disturbance of cerebral functions

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e9871

TEI/XML: med.d1e9871.xml

CASE.—Private Charles D. Fairbanks, Co. E, 2d United States Sharpshooters, aged 18 years, was wounded in front of Petersburg, Virginia, November 20th, 1864, by a conoidal ball which fractured the external table of the occipital bone. He was conveyed to a field hospital, and on December 4th was admitted to Armory Square Hospital. Simple dressings were applied to the wound until April 1st, 1865, when a piece of the outer table, an inch square, was removed. The patient was returned to duty April 22d, 1865, suffering no disturbance of his cerebral functions from the injury. His name is not upon the Pension List.