Title: Sawyer, James B.

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), 286.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the headtrephining after gunshot fractures of the skullrecovery sufficient to resume military duties

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e16990

TEI/XML: med.d1e16990.xml

CASE.—Private James B. Sawyer, Co. G, 27th Michigan Volunteers, aged 25 years, was wounded in an engagement near Petersburg, Virginia, October 27th, 1864, by a musket ball, which entered the frontal sinus above the left eye. He was admitted into the field hospital of the 3d division, Ninth Corps, where the operation of trephining was performed by Surgeon W. B. Fox, 8th Michigan Volunteers. He was subsequently transferred to the hospital of the Ninth Corps at City Point, and thence, on the 29th, to Washington, entering Harewood Hospitalon the 31st. He recovered, and was returned to duty on February 10th, 1865. He is not recorded as a pensioner.