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Harewood U.S.A. General Hospital, R.B. Bontecou, Surgeon U.S. Vols., In charge



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Historical Medical Poster Collection

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Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library. Historical Library

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Reed B. Bontecou, Gunshot Wounds Illustrated (Binder's Title)


Serg't. Samuel C. Wright. Serg't. Samuel C. Wright, Co. E, 29th Mass. Vols., aged 21, Was admitted to Harewood U.S.A., Gen'l Hospital, August 1st, 1864, with gunshot wound, received June 17th, 1864, at battle of Petersburg, Va. The ball, a Minnie, struck the right orbit, fracturing the bone. The case progressed favorably, the patient making a good recovery. Discharged Feb. 13th, 1865. The following sketch was furnished by the commanding officer of the company to which he belonged: "Serg't, Samuel C. Wright's first enlistment was at Plymouth, Mass., May 18th, 1861. Mustered into the U. S. service May 22nd, 1861, at Fortress Monroe, Va. He was in the following engagements during his first enlistment:- Hampton Roads, Va, March 8th and 9th, 1862. Gaines' Mills, Va., June 27th, 1862. Peach Orchard, Va., June 29th, 1862. Savage Station, Va., June 29th, 1862. White Oak Swamp, Va., June 30th, 1862. Received slight wound in the head at Glendall, Va., June 30th, 1862. Malvern Hill, Va., July 1st, 1862. Antietam, Md., Sept. 17th, 1862. Fredericksburg, Va., from Dec. 10th to 15th, 1862. Vicksburg, Miss. July, 1863. Jackson, Miss., July 11th to 17th, 1863, inclusive. Re-enlisted Jan. 1st, 1864, at Blair's Cross Roads, Tenn., and has been in the following engagements since that time:- Bethesda Church, Va., June 1st, 1864. Shady Grove, Va., June 2nd, 1864. Cold Harbor, Va. June 3rd, 1864. Front of Petersburg, Va., June 17th, 1864. Promoted from Corporal to Sergeant Nov. 1st, 1864, for gallantry in action July 30th, 1864. [Signed.] NATHANIEL BURGESS, 1st Lieut. 29TH Mass. Vet. Vols. Comd'g the Company.