Title: McDermott, Owen

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), 186.

Keywords:on special wounds and injuries of the headwounds and injuries of the headgunshot woundsgunshot fractures of the cranial bonesdepressed gunshot fracture of cranial bonescaries and necrosiscaries or necrosis following gunshot injuries of cranial bonesconoidal musket ball struck above eyebrow, slightly fractured frontal boneinjury to periosteum, caries persisted in vicinity of woundwound maintained suppurative discharge

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e13383

TEI/XML: med.d1e13383.xml

CASE.—Private Owen McDermott, Battery K, 4th U. S. Artillery, aged 28 years, was wounded at the battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia, May 3d, 1863, by a conoidal musket ball, which struck about two inches above the left eyebrow, and slightly fractured the frontal bone. On May 17th, he was admitted to St. Aloysius Hospital at Washington. On October 17th, he was sent to Harewood Hospital, and was discharged on November 17th, 1863. He re-enlisted in Co. I, 8th New Jersey Volunteers, and, after the battle of Deep Bottom, Virginia, was conveyed from City Point to the Beverly Hospital, New Jersey, which he entered August 21st, 1864. On April 4th, 1865, he was transferred to the Satterlee Hospital at Philadelphia, and was discharged from service on July 19th, 1865. From injury to periosteum, slight caries exists in the vicinity of the wound, which maintains an almost constant suppurative discharge. In October, 1868, he was a pensioner.