Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Steward D. Middaugh, 109th., N. Y., Infantry.

New York State Records.

MIDDAUGH, STEWART D.—Age, 18 years. Enlisted at Barton, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. C., December 30, 1863; died, August 11, 1864, at hospital, New York, harbor.

Files of the Surgeon General.

CASE 106.  Private Steward D. Midtlaugh, company C, 109th New York volunteers; age I8; admitted from Washington, D. C., June 22, 1834. Chronic diarrhoea. [The records of Mount Pleasant hospital, Washington, D. C., show that this man was admitted June 15tli from the field hospital of the 9th Army Corps, White House Landing, Virginia. The diagnosis on the register is convalescent from typhoid fever. He was sent to New York June 21st, and admitted to this hospital at the date given above.] He stated that he had been sick 1 three months. For three days before death he had dome spasms, lasting from three to ten minutes at intervals, during which consciousness was interrupted, and the heart s action was hurried, feeble, aid irregular.  He died August 11th., during one of these spasms.

Autopsy eight hours after death: The thoracic viscera, liver, spleen, and kidneys were normal. The mucous membrane of the stomach was softened. Both small and large intestines were congested, inflamed, and ulcerated. [There is no record of any examination of the brain or spinal cord.]

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