Title: T——, Samuel

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), 360.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the facegunshot wounds of the facegunshot fractures of the facial bonesfractures involving upper and lower maxillæsecondary hæmorrhagefracture of lower maxillaautopsy performedball entered corner of mouth and emerged below earfractured lower jaw in several placesruptured internal maxillary artery, hæmorrhage caused death

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e18117

TEI/XML: med.d1e18117.xml

CASE.—Private Samuel T——, Co. E, 88th Pennsylvania Volunteers, was wounded at the Alexandria Prison, July 26th, 1864, by a musket ball. He died on the same day. At the autopsy, the ball was found to have entered the right corner of the mouth and emerged just below the right ear, badly fracturing the right side of the lower jaw in several places, and rupturing the internal maxillary artery. The hæmorrhage from the internal maxillary artery was supposed to have caused his death. The specimen is No. 3350, Sect. I, A. M. M., showing the right half of the inferior maxilla fractured, and a small portion of the ball attached. The specimen and history were contributed by Surgeon Edwin Bentley, U. S. V.