GREEN PATRICK H.—Age, 26 years. Enlisted, August 25, 1862, at Troy, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. H, August 27, 1862; surrendered, September 15, 1862, and paroled, September 16,1862, at Harper's Ferry, Va.; discharged for disability, September 23, 1863, at New York city.
CASE. Private Patrick H. Green, Co. H, 125th New York Volunteers, while on furlough, received a blow on the left side of the head from a slung shot, on the night of May 23d, 1863. He was treated by a private physician until June 3d, when he was admitted into the Ladies Home Hospital, New York City. Twenty-four hours after his admission he had a spasm of the right side of the body, and, upon examination, there was found to be a depressed fracture of the skull. The scalp was laid open by an incision, and trephining was performed, and the depressed portions of bone were removed. The scalp wound was united by sutures, and a compress of cloths wet with tepid water were applied. Rest and quiet were enjoined. The convulsions ceased after the operation, and the wound discharged freely. The patient progressed favorably, and was discharged from service on September 21st, 1863, for hemiplegia. Acting Assistant Surgeon John W. Robie reports the case.