Title: French, Alexander

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), 211.

Keywords:on special wounds and injuries of the headwounds and injuries of the headgunshot woundsgunshot fractures of the cranial bonesperforating gunshot fractures of the skullfatal cases of perforating fractures of the skullconoidal ball passed laterally right to left through occipital bone, exited directly opposite wound of entrance

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e14686

TEI/XML: med.d1e14686.xml

CASE.—Corporal Alexander French, Co. K, 3d Michigan Volunteers, was wounded at the battle of Mine Run, Virginia, November 27th, 1863, by a conoidal ball, which passed laterally from right to left through the occipital bone, traversing the substance of the brain four inches, and making its exit at a point directly opposite the wound of entrance. He was sent to the regimental hospital, and on December 4th, was transferred to the 2d division hospital, Alexandria, Virginia. Simple dressings were applied. The case terminated fatally on December 5th, 1863. The case was reported by Assistant Surgeon W. B. Morrison, 3d Michigan Volunteers.