Title: M——, Jacob

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), 359.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the facegunshot wounds of the facegunshot fractures of the facial bonesfractures involving upper and lower maxillæfracture of lower maxillahæmorrhage of lungsball fractured lower jaw

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e18091

TEI/XML: med.d1e18091.xml

CASE.—Corporal Jacob M——, Co. G, 26th Michigan Volunteers, aged 29 years, was wounded at the battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia, June 3d, 1864, by a conoidal musket ball, which fractured the right lower jaw. He was taken to the hospital of the 3d division, Ninth Corps, and, on June 8th, admitted to the Emory Hospital, Washington. On June 10th, Surgeon N. R. Moseley, U. S. V., removed several fragments of bone from the inferior maxilla. Simple dressings were applied, and, on August 6th, he was transferred to St. Mary's Hospital, Detroit, and, on October 14th, to Harper Hospital, where death resulted on December 7th, 1864, from wound, complicated with hæmorrhage of the lungs. The pathological specimen, consisting of seven pieces of bone, to which a small flattened piece of the missile is attached, was contributed to the Army Medical Museum by the operator, and is numbered 2507 of the Surgical Section.