Thursday, October 31, 2013

William P. Holden, 2nd., Maine Infantry.

William P Holden.

Birth: unknown.
Death: May 5, 1863.

Note: son of Prescott and Rosanna Holden, died in Annapolis Md, of wounds suffered in Second Battle of Bull Run

Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery, Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine.

Files of the Surgeon General.

CASK. Sergeant William P. Holden, Co. G, 2nd., Maine Volunteers, aged 26 years, was admitted to the hospital at Annapolis, Maryland, on November 15th, 1862, with a gunshot wound of the integuments of the forehead. The wound granulated kindly, and cicatrization was almost complete, and the patient improved steadily until May 5th, 1863, when he was attacked by a severe pain In the head, which rapidly increased and became intense, in spite of counter irritation and anodyne the plications. Death took place on May 5th, only six hours from the time that the pain first set in. At the autopsy, the anterior lobe of the cerebrum was found softened and disorganized. There were four ounces of pus in the lateral ventricle. Surgeon T. A.
McParlin, U. S. A., reported the case.

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