This man continued to do well, and was transported, with other wounded men, by me, in a canoe, for a distance of fifty miles, on a river in which obstructions and rapids were numerous, and he had a rough transit He was then transported over more than fifty miles of precipitous mountain paths, on mule-back, and, three weeks after the reception of the wound, he was placed, in good condition, in the post hospital at Fort Orford, Oregon. I saw him some months subsequently, at Fort Vancouver, Washington Territory, and his wound was nearly healed.
He told me that a number of small pieces of bone had come away during the first two months ; and that then the wound had healed. He had some use of his arm when I saw him. I afterward heard that he made a good recovery, and had an excellent use of his arm." Surgeon C. II. Laub, U. S. A., reported, from Fort Vancouver, that this soldier was discharged February 9. 1857. The records of the Pension Office show that he went to his home in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and received his pension. The loss of the records of the Southern pension agencies, after the outbreak of the war, precludes the possibility of tracing the progress of the case. Dr. B. W. Robinson, of Fayetteville, wrote, in 1874, that the man had left that place.