Title: S——, Thomas

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), 437.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the spinegunshot wounds of the spinefractures of the dorsal vertebraegunshot fractures of fifth and sixth dorsal vertebraefracture scapulafracture of sixth ribnecropsy performedball passed through arches of fifth and sixth dorsal vertebrae, lodged in cervical portion of trapezius

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e18772

TEI/XML: med.d1e18772.xml

CASE.—Corporal Thomas S——, Co. C, 205th Pennsylvania Volunteers, was received into the 3d division hospital, Alexandria, April 8th, 1865, having died on board the hospital steamer State of Maine, on the 5th. He had been wounded, probably before Petersburg, about April 1st. A necropsy was made; a conoidal ball had fractured the posterior portion of the right scapula for two inches, passed upward and fractured the sixth rib externally to its tubercle, passed through the arches of the fifth and sixth dorsal vertebræ, and lodged in the cervical portion of the left trapezius. The lower border of the right transverse process of the sixth, the spinous processes of both, and a portion of the left transverse process of the fifth had been carried away, and incipient caries existed in the body of the sixth. The pathological specimen is numbered 3230, Section I, A. M. M., and was contributed by Surgeon Edwin Bentley, U. S. V.