Title: F——, Charles L.

Source text: Surgeon General Joseph K. Barnes, United States Army, The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion. (1861–65.), Part 1, Volume 2 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1870), 184.

Keywords:on special wounds and injuries of the headwounds and injuries of the headgunshot woundsgunshot fractures of the cranial bonesdepressed gunshot fracture of cranial bonesintra-cranialintracranial abscesses following depressed gunshot fractures of skullmusket ball penetrated squamous portion of temporal bonefragments of bone pressed upon dura matercollection of pus in the vicinity of woundautopsy performed

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e13197

TEI/XML: med.d1e13197.xml

CASE.—Lieutenant Charles L. F——, Co. K, 6th New Hampshire Volunteers, was wounded at the battle of Bull Run, Virginia, August 29th, 1862, by a musket ball which penetrated the squamous portion of the temporal bone. He was conveyed to Washington, and admitted to Carver Hospital, where he died on September 14th, 1862. The autopsy revealed fragments of bone pressing upon the dura mater, and also a collection of pus in the vicinity of the wound. The pathological specimen is No. 139, Section I, A. M. M. Portions of the ball remain imbedded in the depressed fragments of the bone. Three fragments remain in situ​, two of which are depressed about one-fourth of an inch. The specimen was contributed by Surgeon O. A. Judson, U. S. V.