Friday, October 04, 2013

Jesse B. Milner, 17th., Indiana Infantry.

Indiana State.

Jesse B. Milner, Residence Laporte, 17th., Indiana infantry, company C., enlisted June 12, 1861, at Indianapolis, age 24.  Enlisted as a veteran January 4, 1864, under the surname of Millner. Also recorded as Millerner.  Mustered out August 8, 1865.

Surgeon General Files.
Case 1035, Jesse B. Milner Co. C, 17th Indiana, aged 26 years, was wounded at Selma, April 7, 1865; was admitted into Kennedy Hospital, Mobile, with a "gunshot wound of the abdomen," on May 4th. He was transferred to hospital at Mound City, Ma}* 21st. Surgeon H. Wardner, U. S. V., noted: "Wound of pelvis, ball entering at the left crus penis, passing obliquely back and to the right, severing the urethra, then, grazing the tuberosity of the ischium, it emerged in the right posterior gluteal region. When he was admitted the wound was healed." This patient was sent to Madison and admitted into Hospital No. 3, June 9th, and registered as having received a "gunshot wound of the abdomen and perineum." He was returned to duty July 17, 1865. It does not appear that he has applied for a pension.

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Colonel Geza Mohalotzy, 24th., Illinois Infantry.

Geza Mihalotzy
Birth: Apr. 21, 1825.
Death: Mar. 11, 1864.

Wife: Hannah E. Westbrook Mihalotzy.

Burial: Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee.

Illinois Civil War Detail Report.

Name: MIHALOTZY, GEZA. Rank: COL. Company: HQ. Unit: 24 IL US INF. Personal Characteristics. Residence: CHICAGO, COOK CO, IL. Age: 37. Marital Status: MARRIED. Occupation: SOLDIER. Nativity: BUDA, HUNGARY. Service Record. Joined When: DEC 24, 1861. Joined Where: BACON CREEK, KY. Joined By Whom: GOV OF ILL. Period: 3 YRS. Muster In: DEC 24, 1861. Muster In Where: MURFREESBORO, TN. Remarks: DIED AT CHATTANOOGA TENN MAR 11, 1864 OF WOUNDS RECD AT BUZZARD ROOST GA FEB 25, 1864.

Surgeon General Files.

Case 1320, Colonel Geza Mihalotzy, 24th., Illinois, infantry, was wounded at Tunnel Hill, February 25, 1864. Surgeon L. D. Harlow, U. S. V., reported from the Officers Hospital, Lookout Mountain : "A deep gunshot flesh wound of the right arm above the elbow. Haemorrhage, amounting to sixteen ounces, from the anastomotica magna, took place on March 2d. Solution of perchloride of iron was applied. The patient died March 11, 1864, probably from pyaemia which succeeded the haemorrhage."

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

George W. Fox, 112th., New York, Infantry.

George W. Fox.

Birth: 1831.
Death: Feb. 18, 1893, Bay City, Bay County, Michigan.

Burial: Oak Ridge Cemetery, Bay City, Bay County, Michigan.

Civil War Veteran

FOX, GEORGE W.—Age, 31 years. Enlisted, July 23, 1862, at Jamestown, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. A, August 4, 1862; promoted corporal, November 1, 1863; .sergeant, August 20, 1864; wounded in action, September 29, 1864, at Chaffins Farm, Va.; mustered out with company, June 13, 1865, at Baleigh, N. C.; brevetted first lieutenant.

Files of the Surgeon General.

CASE 1199. Sergeant G. W. Fox, Co. A, 112th New York, aged 33 years, was wounded at Chapin's Farm, September 29, 1864, and admitted on the same day to a Tenth Corps hospital with " a gunshot wound of the scrotum." He was sent thence to Hampton Hospital, October 1st, and transferred to New York to Grant Hospital, October 18th. He was returned to duty December 3d, and discharged June 13, 1865. In his application for pension, March 20, 1871, the sergeant states that " he was shot through the bag containing his testicles, rather on the left side, severing the cords ; that he was obliged to wear a false bag for a number of years; that said wound was about a third of the distance from his body." Examiner J. H. Whitehouse, of Michigan, January 1, 1872, reported this man as totally and permanently disabled from strangulated scrotal hernia, caused by the striking of a spent ball. It inflames at times and becomes painful."

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Alexander McConkey, 63rd., Pennsylvania infantry.

Alexander McConkey, private, mustered in Pennsylvania 63rd., infantry, Co. D., August 1, 1861, for 3, years. Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, April 4, 1862; re-enlisted February 1, 1864; transferred to Company D, 99th Regiment P.V.

From the Surgeon General Files.
CASE 468. Private Alexander McConkey, Co. D. 63d Pennsylvania, aged 48 years, was wounded at the Wilderness, May 5, 1864, by a conoidal ball, which entered on the inner condyle of the left knee, passed through the joint, and made its exit on the opposite side. He was conveyed to Washington, and admitted into the Harewood Hospital on May 14th. Surgeon E. B. Bontecou, U. S. V., furnishes the following notes of the case :
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"An examination of the injury was immediately made; the soft parts around the wound were found much inflamed and the joint cedematous. His general condition being good, it was decided to amputate without delay, and the patient being chloroformed, Surgeon Bontecou removed the thigh in the lower third by the lateral flap operation. The stump healed favorably, the ligatures came away on the eighth day, and the patient progressed well on a supporting diet until, July 29th, he had so far recovered as to be about on crutches, when he accidentally fell, injuring the stump, which became inflamed; alcohol and water dressings were applied. On August 4th, an abscess was opened, which discharged about four ounces of pus. 5th, he had a severe attack of diarrhoea, which was checked by proper treatment. 30th, condition very good; a small sinus still exists, owing to some necrosed bone."
He was transferred to Pittsburg, April 3, 1865, and admitted into hospital there. The wound had entirely healed, and he was discharged May 19, 1865. He was pensioned, and died May 15, 1873; the cause of death is not satisfactorily given. The pathological specimen, showing the bones of the left knee, with the articular extremity of the femur shattered (No. 3066, Sect. I, A. M. M., Cat., 1866, p. 338), was contributed by the operator, who also furnished a photograph of the stump, which is copied in the adjoining wood-cut, FIG. 195.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Soldiers, Soldiers, Soldiers.

The following information was put together from the following:
Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Volume 2., pt. 2. 
I didn't put in their medical history as some are very long, and some can be very gross. 

John Sweeney, private, 7th., New York, Cavalry, age 21, was shot in a quarrel at a brothel in Washington, about midnight, January 4, 1862.  He was standing with his side toward the man firing at about ten feet.  The pistol was a Colt's revolver second size, the ball entered about an inch below the last rib.

Eugene W. Field, Orderly Sergeant, 2nd.,Maryland rebel cavalry, was shot by a 73 year old patriot, July 13, 1864.  he was attempting to haul down the national colors from a flagstaff in Hartford county, Maryland, died July 15, 1864.

W. Tilan, private, Co. H., 1st Virginia Artillery, age 19, was stabbed while in camp at New Creek, Virginia, November 13, 1864, died November 14, 1864.

Daniel C. Moyer, private, Co. H., 5th., Pennsylvania, age 21, was wounded at Gaines's Mill, June 27, 1862.  He was taken prisoner and held until July 20, 1862, was paroled and put on the steamer Louisiana, and taken to Baltimore.  He was admitted to Camden Street Hospital.  Moyer had been wounded while lying down.  He was finely taken to Camp Parole, Annapolis, September 19, 1862, and cured.  He was discharged April 20, 1863, last pension paid December 4, 1872.

William Sneider, private, Co. I., 5th., Cavalry, Missouri State, Militia, admitted to the hospital, Rolla, Missouri, September 17, 1863, with a wound of the abdomen by a minie ball, received accidentally, died 8 hours later.

Edward Moorer, a colored teamster, was shot in the abdomen in a brawl at a grogshop in Georgetown, October 12, 1862.  Died 48 hours later.

John Glandell, private, Co. K., Mosby's troop, age 39, was wounded in a cavalry fight at Warrenton Junction, May 2, 1863, died May 5, 1863.

Stephen Moel, private, Co. K., 10th., Tennessee Cavalry, was admitted to the general hospital at Natchez, Mississippi, a half hour after midnight, April 8, 1865, from a wound by a pocket knife he received at 7 o'clock the previous morning.  Died April 8, 1865, 38 hours after receiving the wound.

M. Moran, Corporal, Co. H., 111th., Pennsylvania, age 22, was stabbed July 26, 1865, in an affray in camp near Washington, died thirteen day from receiving the wound.

Morris D. Tucker, Corporal,  Co. I., 15th., Massachusetts, age 26, was wounded at Spottsylvania, May 12, 1864, being struck in rapid succession by several musket balls.  He was taken May 26, 1864, to Lincoln Hospital in Washington. Still on the pension rolls.

George Armstrong, private, Co. I., 29th., infantry, was shot by a large sized revolver ball, August 23, 1868, whilst trespassing upon a fruit garden at night.

J. T. Hawk, private, Co. E., 15th., New York Cavalry, age 23, wounded at Green Spring Run, November 1, 1864, by conoidal pistol ball in the right arm and abdomen .  Died 10 o'clock that evening.

M. O'Shen, private, Co. M., 2nd., Maryland Cavalry, wounded by a revolver ball at South Bend, December 26, 1864.  Died January 15, 1865.

Nicholas Binn, private, 3rd., Kansas, was wounded at camp Hunter, March 20, 1862, by the accidental discharge of a pistol, died March 29, 1862.

A. Coffin, Corporal, Co. G., 6th., Kansas Cavalry, received a pistol shot wound of the abdomen at Fort Scott, Kansas, September 17, 1863, was admitted to the hospital at Fort Scott, died fifteen hours later.

T. Mullen, private, Co. B., 1st., Iowa Cavalry, was wounded at Rolla, May 27, 1863, while attempting to pass the guard, wound by a pistol ball to the chest and abdomen, died twenty-four hours later.

John Green, private, CO. H., 148th., Pennsylvania, wounded at Gettysburg, JUly 2, 1863, was taken to Seminary Hospital, later to McKim's Mansion Hospital at Baltimore, died August 15, 1863.