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Thomas M. Fuller.
Parents: Charles Fuller (1781 - 1859), Sally Baker (____ - 1825).
Wife: Mary Lothar Snow Fuller (1823 - 1893).
Children: Charles Henry Fuller (1843 - 1888), Lizzie B. Fuller (1858 - 1865).
Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan.
Thomas M. Fuller, private, enlisted in First Cavalry, Co. C., February 15, 1865, at Battle Creek, for 1 year, age 44. Mustered in February 18, 1865; No further record.
CASE 259. Private Thomas M. Fuller, company C, 1st Michigan cavalry; age 44; admitted from Harper s Ferry,Virginia, April 6, 1865. Diarrhoea. [The register of the Island hospital, Harper s Ferry, Virginia, shows that this man was admitted to that hospital February 27th inflammation of the lungs and sent to Cumberland April 6th.] This was a very delicate man, of scrofulous diathesis. He stated that he had been sick for four weeks. April 13th : The diarrhoea still continues;the dejections are frequent; the tongue dry and red ; appetite poor; thirst; pulse feeble, frequent, and compressible. He complains to-day of dyspnoea, and of pain and soreness in the left side of the chest, which is dull on percussion. Died, May 11th..
Autopsy seven hours after death : Body extremely emaciated. The left pleural cavity was filled with pus. The left lung was collapsed and only a fourth of its normal size ; it formed a firm flesh-like mass adherent to the spine. An abscess had formed between the fourth and fifth ribs, commencing about two inches from the sternum and extending to its left border ; it appeared to be making an effort to point externally. The pericardium throughout its whole extent was adherent to the heart. The liver was very small, soft, and flabby. The spleen was pale, large, and very soft. The jejunum, ileum, and ascending colon were inflamed and presented patches of ulceration. Acting Assistant Surgeon S. B. West.