Thursday, January 02, 2014

William Barthaul or Barthuer, 45th., N. Y. Infantry.

New York State Records.

BARTHAUER, WILLIAM.—Age, 32 years. Enlisted at New York city, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. D, September 9, 1861; wounded in action, at Gettysburg, Pa.; died of his wounds August 6, 1S63, at Philadelphia, Pa.

Surgeon General Files.

CASE. Corporal William Barthaul, Co. D, 45th New York Volunteers, aged 35 years, was wounded, at the battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1st, 1853, by a conoidal ball which produced a wound of the scalp about an inch in length, over the left occipital region. He remained in the field hospital until the llth of the month, when he was transferred to the Turner's Lane Hospital at Philadelphia. The wound was suppurating slightly. He improved steadily until. the 23d, when the parts in the region of the wound became highly inflamed, creating considerable sympathetic fever. Flaxseed poultices were applied, and by the 27th the wound suppurated freely. Milk punch was now given during the day, the diet otherwise being restricted. The patient became prostrated, and on the 2d of August, was attacked Avith a slight delirium. Death followed on the 6th of August, 1863.

Autopsy a fissure of the occipital bone was discovered, one and a half inches in length, involving both tables.  About one ounce of purulent matter surrounded the line of fracture outside of the dura mater. The case is reported by Acting Assistant Surgeon David Burpee.

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.]

Monday, December 30, 2013

Captain Lucius Cary Anderson, W. Virginia.


deceased, who, for many years was identified with the practical operating of the C. & O. Railroad, in Kanawha county, W. Va., and was a veteran of the Civil war, having served in the Confederate army in the noted regiment, the Richmond Howitzers, was a man whose sterling qualities were recognized by all who knew him and whose genial nature won and kept friends. His title was one that was given him by his railroad associates, in recognition of his fidelity and efficiency in that connection.

Lucius Cary Anderson was born April 26, 1837, in Hanover county, Va., and his death occurred at Charleston, W. Va., July 3, 1888. His father, John P. Anderson, was a native of Virginia and prior to the Civil war he was a slave owner and his large plantation was called Verdon, the station of that name being still so known on the C. & O. Railroad. The mother of Lucius Cary Anderson was a member of the old Doswell family of Hanover county, and they reared a large family, Lucius Cary
being one of the intermediate members. He was reared and educated in Hanover county and in early manhood became a hardware merchant at Richmond. After his father's death he turned his attention to railroading and subsequently was made conductor on the C. & O. line and he continued as such until within eighteen months of his death.

His efficiency was evidenced by the fact that during his many years of service, no accident ever occurred where he had control and not one dollar of railroad property was ever destroyed. His courtesy and unfailing good humor made him a general favorite with the traveling public. His military service continued through the Civil war and he was with his regiment when General Lee surrendered at Appomattox. He then returned home and resumed peaceful pursuits and his subsequent life proved that he was as reliable in these surroundings as he had been on the field of battle. He was once slightly wounded, but otherwise escaped the many hazards of war.

At Staunton, Va., Capt. Anderson was married to Miss Mabel Peyton, who was born at Charlottesville, Albermarle County, Va., and was carefully educated in a convent school, where she remained for seven years. Since the death of her husband she has resided at No. 212 1-2 Broad street, Charleston. She is a member of the Baptist church, as was her husband. Two children were born to Captain and Mrs. Anderson, namely : Ella Howard, born at Huntington, W. Va., who was educated >at Charleston, and is a very expert stenographer, residing at home ; and Bernard Peyton, who is a student also of the Charleston high school, and resides with mother and sister. He is now one of chief clerks for the Capitol City Supply Company.

Mrs.  Anderson was the only daughter born in a family of four children to her parents, the late Col. John Bernard and Isabel (Howard) Peyton. These names belong to Virginia's earliest history. Colonel Peyton was one of a family of ten sons born to his parents, all of whom were natives of Albemarle county, born at Park Hill, which was the name of the old Peyton plantation. Seven of the Peyton
sons served in the Confederate army and all returned home without injury with one exception, he losing an arm but not his life. Colonel Peyton gained recognition for his bravery as a soldier and he was equally honored in times of peace. For some years after the war he was chief clerk in the Virginia legislature and after settling at Charleston, in 1871, he was made chief clerk of the West Virginia legislature and was thus engaged at the time of his death.-