Title: Hilborn, William H.

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), 272.

Keywords:on special wounds and injuries of the headwounds and injuries of the headgunshot woundsgunshot fractures of the cranial bonestrephining after gunshot fractures of the skulltrephining practiced, fatal terminationconoidal ball fractured left angle of frontal bone, lodgedball impacted between hard and soft palateautopsy

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e16823

TEI/XML: med.d1e16823.xml

CASE.—Private William H. Hilborn, Co. K, 86th New York Volunteers, aged 23 years, was wounded at the battle of Mine Run, Virginia, November 27th, 1863, by a conoidal ball, which fractured the angle of the frontal bone, on the left side of the head, and lodged. He was admitted to the 1st division, Third Corps, hospital on the same day, and transferred to the 3d division hospital, Alexandria, Virginia, on December 4th. Four days later the skull was trephined, but the patient sank gradually into a comatose condition, and died on the 13th. The autopsy revealed the ball, lying impacted between the hard and soft palates. The case is reported by Acting Assistant Surgeon A. G. Smith.