Reed, James T.
Age: 27, credited to Brookfield, VTVITALS
Birth: abt 1834, MassachusettsADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Last known living in Boston, MA
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REED, JAMES T., Private, Co. C, 1st Vermont Cavalry, aged 29 years, was wounded in a charge at Boonsboro, Maryland, July 6th, 1863, receiving two sabre cuts, one on the head, the other on the left arm. The first was a slanting cut on the right parietal, which uncovered the dura mater, completely detaching a portion of the bone, the piece of the external table sliced off being two and a half inches in length and an inch and a quarter in breadth, while the portion including the diploe and internal table was much smaller. The integumental flap was not entirely separated from the scalp. The second cut involved the left elbow and chipped off the olecranon process. The head was shaved on the field; the piece of bone sliced off was separated from the flap, and the integument was replaced and secured by adhesive straps. Water dressings were applied to the wound of the elbow, and the arm was placed in a sling. On July Kith, the patient was admitted to Hospital No. 1, Frederick, Maryland. The wound of the head had almost entirely healed. The elbow was swollen and painful. On July 20th, there was an attack of erysipelas of the arm. This subsided, and the limb was placed, flexed at a right angle, in a starched bandage, the wound being exposed. There was a copious discharge of pus mixed with synovia! fluid. At this date, the wound of the scalp was completely healed. On September 20th the patient had recovered with anchylosis of the elbow. He suffered from headache and from fixed pain at the seat of the head injury, especially when he was exposed to the sun. On January 23d, 1864, he was transferred to the 1st Battalion of the Veteran Reserve Corps, and on September 26th, 1864, he was discharged from service on account of disability.
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. 21-22.