Gen. Pettigrew’s Condition.
The Baltimore News Sheet reports the arrival in that city ofGen. Pettigrewof the Confederate army, who was wounded and taken prisoner at the battle of Seven Pines. It says:
He is in a helpless condition from a wound in the side. Deputy Provost Marshall McPhail was in attendance and acted very kindly towards the wounded officer. He was placed in an ambulance, and by direction of the Marshal, who took a seat in the ambulance, was taken to Guy’s Hotel, where he now remains, and is receiving every attention. Seven Confederate prisoners were brought up, and also ten deserters from the Confederate army.
As to the matter of the wound, with which General Pettigrew is now suffering, we understand that the ball entered the top of the breast bone, passing obliquely downwards and backwards, wounding in its course an important artery and dividing the nerves that control the right arm, which is disabled. His danger at present is from secondary hemorrhage. Absolute quiet and rest have been recommended as essential to his recovery.
General Pettigrew is not unknown to our citizens, having studied law in the office of J. Mason Campbell, Esq., passing the bar about the year 1848. He left Baltimore soon afterwards, to practice law in his native State.
Pettigrew’s biography: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._Johnston_Pettigrew
Source: The Greensborough Patriot, June 26, 1862 as found in Confederate Newspaper Project