Title: Bowles, Ludovico

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), 403-404.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the neckgunshot wounds of the neckballs lodged, extracted, or dischargedpartial anesthesia inducedball lodged below submaxillary gland

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e18392

TEI/XML: med.d1e18392.xml

CASE.—Private Ludovico Bowles, Co. D, 24th Michigan Volunteers, was wounded at Chancellorsville, Virginia, May 3d, 1863, by a conoidal ball, which entered the left side of the neck just below the submaxillary gland, traversed the base of the tongue, and lodged upon the right side just below the base of the jaw. He was taken to the regimental hospital; the ball could be felt in seat of lodgement. The patient was so refractory that it could not be cut to in the mouth, where the incision would have been slight. Partial anæsthesia was induced with difficulty. The ball was pressed by the finger, below the right submaxillary gland, the forceps had been passed to the ball by way of entrance, but extraction was impracticable. On June 14th, he was sent to Mount Pleasant Hospital, Washington, and, on June 16th, to West's Buildings Hospital, Baltimore, whence he was returned to duty on July 3d, 1863. He is not a pensioner.