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Answer. Yes, sir; here it is:

Woodford Cooksey, private, company A, Thirteenth regiment Tennessee cavalry, gunshot wound, with comminuted fracture of middle third of left femur, received at Fort Pillow, April twelfth, 1864, after surrender.

A. H. Kellogg, M. D., Acting Assistant Surgeon, U. S.A.

Doctor Charles H. Vail, sworn and examined.

By Mr. Gooch:

Question. What is your rank and position in the service?

Answer. Acting Assistant Surgeon in charge of wards A, B, C, and D, Mound City General Hospital. The Adjutant of the Thirteenth Tennessee cavalry is in ward B.

Question. Have you prepared a statement of his case?

Answer. Yes, sir; and also of Captain Porter, who is in the same ward, and who was too weak to be examined this morning:

First Lieutenant Mack J. Seaming, Adjutant Thirteenth Tennessee cavalry, gunshot wound of right side, received at Fort Pillow, April twelfth, 1864. Ball entered right side below inferior angle of scapula, between sixth and seventh rib, ranged down, and was lost in muscles near hip. Wounded after he had surrendered; shot by a man standing thirty feet above him on the bank. Present condition of patient good, with fair prospect of recovery.

Captain John H. Potter, company B, Thirteenth Tennessee cavalry, wounded at Fort Pillow April twelfth, 1864. Ball fractured skull, carrying away a portion of left parietal and frontal bones, leaving brain exposed for a distance of an inch and a half; was wounded early in the fight by a sharp-shooter before the surrender. Present condition almost hopeless; has remained insensible ever since he was wounded.

Charles H. Vail, M. D., Acting Assistant Surgeon U. S.A., in charge of Officers' Ward.

Dr. J. A. C. McCoy, sworn and examined.

By Mr. Gooch:

Question. What is your rank and position?

Answer. Acting Assistant Surgeon in charge of wards O, P, Q, and R, in Mound City General Hospital.

Question. Have you any of the wounded soldiers from Fort Pillow in your wards?

Answer. I have.

Question. Have you prepared a statement of their cases?

Answer. Yes, sir; I have two statements here prepared at different times; I will hand you both of them, as each one contains some particulars not in the other.

Ward Q.--John F. Ray, private, company B, Thirteenth Tennessee, shot in popliteal space, ball lodged, done after surrender; John W. Shelton, private, company E, Thirteenth Tennessee, shot through left leg, middle third, flesh wound) done after surrender; Joseph M. Green, private, company A, Thirteenth Tennessee, shot in right shoulder, behind, ball escaping at middle of right arm, flesh wound, done after surrender; James H. Stout, private, company B, Thirteenth Tennessee, shot in right leg, producing compound fracture of tibia, done after surrender; Thomas J. Thompson, private, company D, Thirteenth Tennessee, shot between sixth and seventh ribs, ball passing downward is lost, done after surrender; Daniel H. Rankin, private, company C, Thirteenth Tennessee, shot through left leg, flesh wound, done after surrender; Wiley Robinson, private, company A, Thirteenth Tennessee, shot in right arm and right index finger, flesh wounds, shot through left index finger and through inferior lobe left lung, ball lodged, shot through left thigh and through left ankle, flesh wounds, all but one shot done after surrender; Daniel Stamps, private, company E, Thirteenth Tennessee, shot through right thigh, flesh wound, done after surrender; James P. Meador, private, company A, Thirteenth Tennessee, shot through inferior lobe of right lung and superior lobe of left lung, one shot after surrender; William J. Mays, company B, Thirteenth Tennessee, shot through right axilla and side, flesh wounds, done just before surrender; James N. Taylor, private, company E, Thirteenth Tennessee, shot in right hip, ball lodged, done after surrender; Francis A. Alexander, private, company C, Thirteenth Tennessee, shot through right leg, flesh wound, done after surrender; Nathan G. Fowlkes, private, company D, Thirteenth Tennessee, shot in left leg, compound fracture of both bones, done after surrender.

J. A. C. McCoy, Acting Assistant Surgeon U. S.A.

Francis A. Alexander, company C, Thirteenth Tennessee, shot once after surrender, dangerous; Nathan G. Fowlkes, company D, Thirteenth Tennessee, shot once after surrender, dangerous; Wiley Robinson, company A, Thirteenth Tennessee, shot seven times, six times after surrender, dangerous; Daniel Stamps, company E, Thirteenth Tennessee, shot once after surrender, severe; James P. Meador, company A, Thirteenth Tennessee, shot twice, once after surrender, dangerous; James N. Taylor, company E, Thirteenth Tennessee, shot once after surrender, dangerous; William J. Mays, company B, Thirteenth Tennessee, shot once just before surrender, dangerous; John F. Ray, company B, Thirteenth Tennessee, shot once after surrender, dangerous; John W. Shelton, company E, Thirteenth Tennessee, shot once after surrender, dangerous; Thomas J. Thompson, company D, Thirteenth Tennessee, shot once after surrender, dangerous; Joseph M. Green, company A, Thirteenth Tennessee, shot once after surrender, dangerous; James H. Stout, company B, Thirteenth Tennessee, shot once after surrender, dangerous; Daniel H. Rankin, company C, Thirteenth Tennessee, shot once after surrender, dangerous.

J. A. C. McCoy, M. D., Acting Assistant Surgeon U. S.A.

The following is a statement prepared by Dr. M. Black, of the cases under his charge:

Horton Casen, private, company A, First Alabama


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