Title: Miller, Peter C.

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), 431.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the spinegunshot wounds of the spinefractures of the cervical vertebræfractured spinous process of seventh cervical vertebrarecovered with stiff neckmotion of cervical region imperfect and painful

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e18691

TEI/XML: med.d1e18691.xml

CASE.—Private Peter C. Miller, Co. K, 7th, Wisconsin Volunteers, aged 36 years, was wounded at the Wilderness, Virginia, May 5th, 1864, by a conoidal ball, which passed transversely beneath the trapezius muscle and emerged at its anterior margin, fracturing the spinous process of the seventh cervical vertebra. He was taken to the field hospital of the 4th division, Fifth Corps, where pieces of bone were removed and simple dressings applied. On May 11th, he was sent to Douglas Hospital, Washington; on May 18th, to Satterlee Hospital, Philadelphia, and, on July 9th, to Harvey Hospital, Madison, Wisconsin, whence he was discharged from service on December 17th, 1864. The motion of the cervical region was imperfect and painful.