Signed by B. Newcome Act. Asst. Surg. U.S.A. and Approved by J. S. Bobbs, Surg. U.S.A. Medical Director, District of Indiana Indianapolis: 1864.
Document. Manuscript Document. Single sheet. Approx. 9.75" x 7.75". 1 page. Letterhead from the "Office of the Medical Director, District of Indiana, Indianapolis" concerning Lieutenant J. W. Wilson. Document signed by B. Newcome and approved by J. S. Bobbs, Surgeon, Medical Director, District of Indiana. "Triplicates" written in red pen bottom of the page. Paper is in very good condition. Very good. Item #15889
This document dated August, 5th, 1864 reads:
Lieutenant J. W. Wilson of the 57th Reg. Ind. Vols. having applied for certificate for absence on account of wound. I do hereby certify that I have carefully examined this officer and find that he is laboring under Amputation of right arm near the shoulder joint, amputated May 27th, 1864. necessitated by a gunshot wound received in a skirmish near Dallas Ga and that in consequence thereof, he is, in my opinion, unfit for duty and not able to travel. I further declare my belief that he will not be able to resume his duties in a less period than twenty days from this date. [signed] B Newcome Act. Asst. Surg. USA Approved J.S. Bobbs Surg. USA Med. Director, Dist. Indiana. P.O. Address. Zionsville, Boone Co. Ind.
No conclusive military record found for J. W. Wilson of the 57th Indiana Regiment was found. The National Park Service website indicates the 57th Regiment of Indiana Volunteers advanced on Dallas, Georgia during the period May 22nd-May 25th, 1864. After May 25th, the 57th Regiment was operating "in line at Pumpkin Vine Creek" and involved in battles about Dallas, New Hope Church, and Allatoona May 25th to June 5th. J. W. Wilson was injured on May 27th.
Surgeon J. S. Bobbs is mentioned in the March 1864 issue of the "Medical and Surgical Reporter, Philadelphia as stationed in Indianapolis.