Title: Shoppee, W. H.

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), 460.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the spineoperationsremoval of fragments of vertebrægunshot fracture of the spine

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e19007

TEI/XML: med.d1e19007.xml

CASE.—Captain W. H. Shoppee, Co. B, 31st Maine Volunteers, having received a gunshot fracture of the spine at Petersburg, Virginia, on June 26th, was admitted from the field to the Armory Square Hospital, Washington, on July 1st, 1864. The ball and spiculæ of the bone were removed, and the wound was dressed simply. The patient died on July 2d, 1864.