Answer. I have charge of ward N, Mound City General Hospital.
Question. Is that the ward in which are the colored men we first examined yesterday?
Answer. Yes, sir.
Question. Have you prepared a statement of the condition of the men in that ward whose testimony we have taken?
Answer. I have it here; it is a brief history of their cases, where they were wounded, how they were wounded, and the condition they are in.--(Appendix to this deposition.)
Question. Were you here in the hospital when those men were brought in?
Answer. I was.
Question. Had you any conversation with them then?
Answer. Yes, sir; with the greater part of them.
Question. Did you hear their testimony yesterday?
Answer. I did.
Question. Did the statements they made to us correspond with the statements they made to you when they were first brought here?
Answer. They did.
Question. So far as you can judge, from your experience as a medical man, are their statements in relation to their injuries corroborated by the appearance of the injuries themselves?
Answer. Yes, sir.
Question. How many of those men have died since they have been received here?
Answer. Only one in my ward.
Question. How many are there now who you think will not recover?
Answer. I think there are three who will not recover; perhaps more.
Question. What is your position in the service?
Answer. I am an Acting Assistant Surgeon
, now stationed at Mound City General Hospital, in charge of wards L, K, I, and H. Wards
L, K, and H have wounded in from Fort Pillow
Question. Have you prepared a statement of the cases of those of your patients whom we examined here?
Answer. Yes, sir; here is a statement.--(See appendix to this deposition.)
Question. Did you have any conversation with those wounded men in relation to their injuries when they first came to the hospital?
Answer. I did to some extent.
Question. Have any of the wounded from Fort Pillow
died in your wards?
Answer. One in ward H.