United States Army, died February 27, 1869,
at Point San Josť, San Francisco, California, of convulsions.
[Born in District of Columbia.—Appointed
from District of Columbia.]
Surgeon U. S. Army, October, 1861.
With the Army of the Potomac, to
December, 1862. Hospital duty, Washington, D. C., to February, 1864. In
the Medical Director's Office, Washington, D. C. Brevet Captain and
Major U. S. Army, for faithful and
meritorious services during the war. En route to the Department of
California, June, 1868, to —
A. Bradley, born in District of Columbia. Appointed from
District of Columbia, Assistant Surgeon
United States Army, October 22, 1861. With the Army of the Potomac,
to December, 1862. Hospital duty, Washington, D. C., to February,
1864. In Medical Director's Office, Department of Washington, to
June, 1869. At Point San Jose, California, to date of his death.
CASE 435.--Private S. C. Gage,
Co. C, 15th New Jersey, aged 28 years, was admitted to Finley
Hospital, Washington, May 8, 1863, with a gunshot penetrating wound
of the chest and abdomen, received at Chancellorsville on the 3d. A
conoidai musket ball had entered at the right side between the
seventh and eighth ribs, nearer to the spine than to the sternum.
Its course was inward, upward, and forward; and its exit two and a
half inches to the inner side of the right nipple, between the
fourth and fifth ribs. The liver was wounded in its passage as well
as a portion of the lung. Bile was discharged for several days from
the lower or entrance wound. On May 12th, at eleven o'clock at
night, uncontrollable haemorrhage occurred, and death resulted in a
short time, May 13, 1863. Assistant Surgeon William A. Bradley, U.
S. A., reported the case.
CASE 564.--Private Lewis Vetter, Co. I, 1st New York Artillery, aged
32 years, was wounded at Chancellorsville, May 3, 1863. He remained
at the field hospital until the 7th, when he was transferred to
Finley Hospital, Washington. Here, Assistant Surgeon William A.
Bradley, U. S. A., recorded the injury as a "shot wound of the right
side." On June 2d, the man was transferred to Satterlee Hospital.
The following notes of the case appear upon the case-book: "Gunshot
wound of the anterior wall of the abdomen; the ball entered about
one inch above the crest of the right ilium. The patient states that
a portion of omentum protruded about six inches from the wound, and
that the protrusion was tied arid replaced. The ligature still
remains. Sulphate of copper dressings. June 16th, traction on the
ligature was commenced by adhesive, strips, and water dressings were
applied to the wound. On the 18th, the ligature came away. The
patient had some diarrhœa on the 19th. On the 20th, cerate dressings
were applied." The case appears to have progressed favorably, and on
July 27th Vetter was returned to duty. He is not a pensioner.
When first placed as medical officer at this post, I found much
tendency to Diarrhea and milder forms of dysentery, produced by the
use of the river water, which holds both lime and magnesia in
solution. This source of trouble ires been remedied for the future
by having a well sunk in one of the bastions, which it is believed
will afford a sufficient quantity of purer water, though its
chemical constituents have not yet been ascertained by analysis.
Extract from the Report of Acting Assistant Surgeon WILLIAM A.
BRADLEY, jr., U. S. A. Upton's hill, Virginia, September 30, 1861.
(The personal edited research
notes of Michael Echols, the source of which may or
may not be completely documented)