Saturday, October 26, 2013

Augustus Reinwald, 42nd., Pennsylvania, Infantry.

Augustus Reinwald.

Birth: 1835.
Death: 1906.

Burial: Knowlton Cemetery, Tioga County, Pennsylvania.

Authors note.  He is recorded under three names; Reinwaldd, Relinwalt, Rhanewalt.

Pennsylvania State Records.

13th., Pennsylvania Reserve Corps/ 42nd., Pennsylvania Volunteers/ 1st., Pennsylvania Rifles; Elk County Rifles.

Rhanewalt, August, Private, mustered in May 29, 1861, for  3 years.  Discharged for wounds received at South Mountain, September 14, 1862.

Files of the Surgeon General.

CASE. Sergeant Augustus Reinwald, CoG, 42d Pennsylvania Volunteers, was wounded at the battle of South Mountain, Maryland, September 14th, 1862, by a conoidal ball, which entered the left side of the face at base of nose, passed backward, and emerged from behind the right ear, separating the mastoid process of the temporal bone. He became insensible. For several hours after return of consciousness there was bleeding from mouth, ear, and eye. On September 2tHh, he was admitted to the Patent Office Hospital, Washington, and on October 5th sent to Ladies Home Hospital, New York City. The portio dura, and third pair of nerves were paralyzed. There was loss of vision of right eye, and of sensation and mobility of right side of face.

The patient was unable to swallow or open his mouth. Febrile action set in, which, together with pain in head and profuse suppuration of wound, rapidly reduced the strength of the patient. He became pale, weak, and emaciated; skin was moist, appetite poor; pulse regular, slow, and compressible; the eye was lachrymose, and the mouth drawn to opposite side. The wound in the face healed, but the posterior wound continued to discharge profusely. He was discharged on March 21st, 1863, and pensioned, his disability being rated one-half, by Pension Examiner A. B. Mott.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Patrick H. Green, 125th., N. Y. Infantry.

New York State Records.

GREEN PATRICK H.—Age, 26 years. Enlisted, August 25, 1862, at Troy, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. H, August 27, 1862; surrendered, September 15, 1862, and paroled, September 16,1862, at Harper's Ferry, Va.; discharged for disability, September 23, 1863, at New York city.

Files of the Surgeon General.

CASE. Private Patrick H. Green, Co. H, 125th New York Volunteers, while on furlough, received a blow on the left side of the head from a slung shot, on the night of May 23d, 1863. He was treated by a private physician until June 3d, when he was admitted into the Ladies Home Hospital, New York City. Twenty-four hours after his admission he had a spasm of the right side of the body, and, upon examination, there was found to be a depressed fracture of the skull. The scalp was laid open by an incision, and trephining was performed, and the depressed portions of bone were removed. The scalp wound was united by sutures, and a compress of cloths wet with tepid water were applied. Rest and quiet were enjoined. The convulsions ceased after the operation, and the wound discharged freely. The patient progressed favorably, and was discharged from service on September 21st, 1863, for hemiplegia. Acting Assistant Surgeon John W. Robie reports the case.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Francis Wilson Gilkey, 10th., Pennsylvania Reserves..

Francis Wilson Gilkey.

Birth: Nov. 7, 1837, New Galilee, Beaver County, Pennsylvania.
Death: Feb. 27, 1893, New Galilee, Beaver County, Pennsylvania.

Parents: William Gilkey (1810 - 1887), Isabella Miller Gilkey (1812 - 1863).

Wife: Margaret Lauretta Edwards Gilkey (1847 - 1930).

Children: Florence Isabel Gilkey Foster (1869 - 1892). Anna May Gilkey (1870 - 1893). William Rolland Gilkey (1871 - 1959). Francis Edwards Gilkey (1873 - 1951). Jessie Kate Gilkey (1876 - 1888). Mary Elizabeth Gilkey (1878 - 1880). Verna Vernissa Gilkey (1879 - 1888). Willis Willard Gilkey (1879 - 1955). Alexander Savage Gilkey (1882 - 1888). Wilson Miller Gilkey (1885 - 1888). John Everett Gilkey (1886 - 1947). Thomas Delbert Gilkey (1888 - 1952). Stella Margaret Gilkey McCullough (1891 - 1973).

Burial: Rocky Spring Cemetery, New Galilee, Beaver County, Pennsylvania.

10th., Pennsylvania Reserves, 39th., Regiment, Volunteers, Company K.

Gilkey, Francis W. Private, mustered in June 20, 1861, for 3 years.  Wounded at Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862; discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, June 29, 1863.

Surgeon General Files.

GILKEY. FRANCIS W., Private, Co. K, 10th Pennsylvania Reserves, was wounded in one of the earlier battles of the war, and made a prisoner. In January, 1863, he was exchanged, and received at the Annapolis General Hospital. He had, to the right of the vertex, a large ulcer, resulting from a gunshot wound of the scalp, extending over the sagittal suture. The skull was necrosed, and probably there had been denudation, with contusion of the bone. Erysipelas supervened, followed by gangrene. When this was arrested, exfoliation took place, and the brain was exposed. The fragment of the skull exfoliated is represented in the adjoining wood cuts (Figs. 30 and 31), copied at natural size from the specimen for warded by the attending physician, Dr. A. V. Cherbonnier. Granulations sprang up, the wound closed, and the patient recovered without any further complications. He was discharged from service on January 29th, 1863. His name does not appear on the Pension rolls.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Three Freedman of the Civil War.

These names were taken from the files of the Surgeon General.

JACKSON, JOHN, Freedman, was cut on the scalp by a knife, in an affray at Vicksburg, Mississippi, May 8th, 1864. He was received into the Freedman s Hospital, whence he deserted on May 12th, 1864.

CASK. Jesse Smith, Freedman, aged 18 years, employed as a cattle driver, rolled off, in his sleep, from the hay in a  stable loft, and fell, some twelve feet to the floor, striking his head. He was found in the morning, cold and insensible, lying on the stable floor, near the horses. Under the use of frictions, hot drinks, and other restoratives he revived, and was carried to the Freedmen s Hospital, at Alexandria, Virginia. Acting Assistant Surgeon Robert N. Atwood, found a wound of the scalp of a crucial form over the right parietal eminence, and a depressed fracture of the bone; but, as the general condition of the patient was comfortable.

CASE 206. D. Brazee, a freedman, aged 25 years, received a punctured wound of the abdomen, from a knife, in a fight on the steamer Cook, at Vicksburg, June 5, 1865. He was conveyed to the hospital for freedmen. The wound was two inches in lengfli, and was situated one inch to the right of the left anterior superior spinous process of the ilium. Knuckles of the jejunum and ileum protruded. The intestines were cut in three places, and several brandies of the mesenteric artery were divided. Surgeon T. J. Wright, 64th U. S. Colored Troops, closed the wounds -of the intestines by sutures, ligated the wounded branches of the mesenteric artery, and enlarged the opening and returned the intestines. The wound of the parietes was then closed by sutures, and simple dressings were applied. Death resulted on the next day. Extravasated blood and firves were found in the cavity. Acting Assistant Surgeon C. A. Costar reported the case.

Daniel Snow, New York.

Daniel Snow.

Birth: unknown.
Death: Sep. 17, 1864.

Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia.

New York State Records.

SONW, DANIEL.—Age, 27 years- Enlisted, December 23, 1863',at Wells, N. Y.; mustered in as private, Co. F, January 6, 1864,to serve three years; died of disease1, September 17, 1864, at
Douglas Hospital, Washington, D. C..

Surgeon General Files.

CASE 896. Private Daniel Snow, company F, 2d New York heavy artillery; enlisted January 6, 1864, and is reported present with his company until after the first of May. On the muster-roll for May and June he is reported missing, and on that for July and August: "Absent; confined as a deserter by the provost-marshal." While in confinement he was attacked with dysentery, and became so sick that he was admitted to the field hospital of the 3rd Army Corps at City Point, Virginia, September 6, 1864, where the diagnosis recorded was chronic dysentery.

He appeared to be so ill that next day he was put on board the steamer Connecticut for transfer to general hospital. He was admitted to Douglas hospital, Washington, D. C., September 9th, and the following particulars were communicated by Asst. Surgeon Win. F. Norris, U. S. A.: The patient was much emaciated, and, in addition to the usual symptoms of the advanced stage of dysentery, had jaundice and frequent bilious vomiting. The abdomen was flat and tender, the skin cool, the pulse feeble. He had stupor, low delirium and involuntary stools. Died, September 17, 1864.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Eben L. Farrar, 96th., N. Y. Infantry.

Eben L. Farrar.

Birth: 1843, Highgate, Franklin County, Vermont.
Death: Jul. 4, 1864, Virginia.

Parents: James Farrar (____ - 1893), Diana Chapell Farrar (1804 - 1888).

He mustered in as a private on NY 96th Infantry Regiment, Co. I, on 6 Jan 1862. He reenlisted as a veteran on 5 Jan 1864. He was wounded in action and died of his wounds 4 Jul 1864 at Fort Monroe, VA. He served in the US Army.

Burial: Hampton National Cemetery, , Hampton, Hampton City, Virginia.

New York State Records.

Eben L. Farrar, age 18 years.  Enlisted, December 24, 1861, at Warrensburg, to serve  three years; mustered in January 6, 1862; re-enlisted as a veteran, January 6, 1864; wounded in action, no date; died of his wounds, July 4, 1864, at Fort Monroe, Va.

Surgeon General Files.

CASE. Eben L. Farrar, Musician, Co. I, 96th New York Volunteers, aged 19 years, was wounded in an engagement before Petersburg, Virginia, June 23d, 1864, by a conoidal ball, which tore the scalp over the parietal bone. He was at once admitted to the field hospital of the Eighteenth Corps, and, on June 25th, transferred to the Hampton Hospital, Fortress Monroe. Simple dressings were applied to the wound. He died on July 4th, 1864, from the " effects of the scalp wound.".