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Martin, Peter

Age: 18, credited to Westfield, VT; Fletcher, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF, 1st US VET CORPS
Service: enl 6/1/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. B, 3rd VT INF, m/o 7/27/64, enl 3/4/65, Co. C, 4th Regt, Hancock's 1st A.C., m/i 3/4/65, m/o 3/5/66

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Birth: abt 1843, Lowell, VT
Death: 05/19/1923

Burial: Troy Cemetery, Troy, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 74246380
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None

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Medical Record

Case 72. - Cerebral manifestations slight; rose-spots on the 8th day with successive crops to 22d day; diarrhoea ceasing on occurrence of free nocturnal perspirations on 11th day.—Private Peter Martin, Co. B, 3d Vt. Vols.; age 18 ; was seized Sept. 28, 1861, with chills, fever and pain in the head, back and limbs, for which he was admitted October 3. His pulse was 85, full and strong; skin natural; tongue moist and furred yellowish. He was somewhat dull and had pain in the head, anorexia and relaxed meteorized bowels. Blue-pill was given with opium every two hours. Rosecolored spots appeared on the chest and abdomen on the 5th, and on the 7th were very profuse. The tongue, from being covered with a thick yellow fur, became red at the tip and margins, remaining coated on the dorsum. The diarrhoea caused three or four stools daily, and was accompanied by'tympanites and right iliac, umbilical and, indeed, general abdominal tenderness. Sixteen grains of quinine were given on the forenoon of the 7th. The headache, anorexia and other symptoms as stated continued until the 14th, when, after a free perspiration during the night, the pulse fell to 66, the bowels became quiet and the appetite returned ; the tongue, however, remained coated heavily with a moist yellow fur at the base and centre. A small dose of blue-pill was given on the 16t h, but the fur was not removed until the 23d. Eose-spots appeared on the 16th and again on the 19th. Nocturnal perspirations were recorded on the 17th and 19th. Some cough occurred during the progress of the case. The patient was returned to duty on the 28th.

Joseph K. Barnes, The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion. (1861-65), Part 3, Volume 1 (Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1883), p. 234.