In recollections after the war, a Union soldier mentions that he was wounded in battle. An eye-witness report states that the soldier was hit in the chest with a spent bullet and it knocked him to the ground, making him feel faint. After a bit, the soldier got to his feet and resumed his duties. The bullet did not even break the skin, so the soldier did not report for medical attention and therefore does not appear on any official medical wounded list. (I am sure he had one heck of a bruise). The soldier does not even mention it in his pension application.
The question is:
Should this soldier be officially listed as being wounded in battle, or as no blood was spilled or time lost to duty, just chalk it up to things that just happen during battle?
Let me know your opinion,