Title: H——, Elias
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), 447.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e18923
CASE.—Private Elias H——, Co. E, 149th Pennsylvania Volunteers, aged 40 years, was wounded on May 8th, 1864, and, on the 18th, was admitted to Douglas Hospital, Washington, in a paraplegic condition, and died a few hours after. A conoidal musket ball had entered over the lower ribs of the left side, and, passing deeply in the muscles of the abdomen, lodged between the arches of the second and third lumbar vertebra and partially in the spinal canal, injuring the cord. The bladder was distended. The pathological specimen was contributed to the Army Medical Museum by Assistant Surgeon W. Thomson, U. S. A. It is represented in the adjoining wood-cut (FIG. 199)