Sunday, November 24, 2013

Warren Miller, 73rd., Ohio Infantry.

Ohio State Records.

Warren Miller, Private, 73rd., Ohio Infantry, Co. B., Age 18, Enlisted December 5, 1861, for three years.  Wounded July 3, 1863, in battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.  Discharged January 2, 1864, at Columbus Ohio, on Surgeon Certificate of Disability.

Files of the Surgeon General..

CASE 278. Private Warren Miller, Co B, 73d Ohio, aged 19 years, was wounded at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863. He was admitted to Seminary Hospital on the same day, with "gunshot compound fracture of right shoulder, wound of left arm and of left side " and was transferred to Camp Letterman Hospital on July 25th, where the following report of the case is made by Acting Assistant Surgeon E. A. Koerper : "Wounded July 2d, by a miuie ball, entering near the crest of the left ilium, six inches to the left of the last lumbar vertebra, and lodging; the ball cannot be iound. August 9th, the wound was discharging considerable pus mixed with frecal matter. August 10th to 20th, general health good; his bowels move regularly. September 10th fzecal passages still continue from wound. October 20th to November 8th, health good ; still discharging faecal matter from wound." On November 17th, he was transferred to Camp Chase, where he was admitted on the 19th, and the wound reported as "gunshot wound of the left hypochondriac region, perforating the colon, resulting in an artificial anus." He was discharged the service on January 5, 1864; disability, three-fourths. Pension Examiner O. J. Phelps, Picktoii, Ohio, under date of February 23, 1864, states: "One wound was in the left forearm, taking out a section of the ulna; another in the left side; ball entered just above the ilium ; ball probably remaining in. The third wound was in the flesh on the top of the right shoulder.
Disability, total ; in part permanent."

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