Age: 36, credited to Castleton, VTVITALS
Birth: abt 1826, Castleton, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
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CASE. Private Aaron Jones, Co. F, 14th Vermont Volunteers, aged 36 years, received at the battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 3d, 1863, a gunshot fracture, with slight depression of the frontal bone near the median line, and equidistant from its junction with the vertex and nasal bones. He was admitted to Camp Letterman, and on July 13th sent to Fort Wood, New York Harbor. The patient stated that after the first shock of the blow he felt no special inconvenience other than would naturally result from a simple flesh wound. Until July 16th the patient was apparently very comfortable; he slept well, ate with a relish, and conversed intelligently. On the morning of that day he suddenly fell into a semi-comatose condition, characterized by hard and labored breathing, dilated pupils, and at times slight, irregular convulsive movements of the limbs. He seemed unconscious to all external impressions, and at long intervals would take a deep inspiration, open his eyes, look furtively around, and then relapse into his former condition. Counter-irritation was applied to the spine and extremities, but without effect. Death resulted July 17th, 1863. At the autopsy, a wide spicula of hone was found standing off from the plane of the surface of the inner table. There was an extensive suffusion of pus over the meningeal surfaces, immediately adjacent ami around the point of fracture; but no burrowing had taken place, and the brain substance was perfectly healthy. The bone at seat of fracture was very thick and firm, and notwithstanding the powerful blow he must have received, there were no symptoms of concussion. The case is reported by Acting Assistant Surgeon O. W. Gibson.
Joseph K. Barnes, The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion. (1861-65), Part 1, Volume 2 (Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1870), p. 185.