Friday, September 27, 2013

John W. Gray, 8th., Kansas Infantry.

John W. Gray, enlisted and mustered in the Kansas 8th., infantry, Co. I., as a private, March 20, 1863, his residence was Nashville, Tennessee.  Died of disease September 1, 1864, at Chattanooga, Tennessee.

John W. Gray, Medical History & Autopsy.
Taken from the files of the Surgeon General.
CASE 826. Private John W. Gray, company I, 8th Kansas volunteers ; age 28 ; admitted from Vining's station August 27, 1864. Dysentery. [This man appears on the register of the hospital of the 3d Division, 4th Corps, admitted August 13th diarrhoea sent to general hospital August 24th.] Died, September 1, 1864.
Autopsy the same day: The posterior portion of both lungs was slightly congested. The aortic valves of the heart were thickened. The liver was softened. The spleen and kidneys were normal. The mucous membrane of the lower part of the ileum was reddened and studded with small isolated ulcers. The colon was thickened; its mucous membrane softened and of a green color.

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