Title: Jessup, Samuel

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), 462.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the spineoperationsremoval of ballsextractions of missiles after gunshot fractures of the vertebrævertebral column fractured

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e19022

TEI/XML: med.d1e19022.xml

CASE.—Private Samuel Jessup, Co. C, 4th Georgia Regiment, received a gunshot wound of the back and shoulder by a conoidal ball at Petersburg, Virginia, March 25th, 1865; the vertebral column was fractured. He was taken to the field hospital of the 2d division, Ninth Corps, where the ball was extracted. On the 27th, he was sent to the general field hospital of the Ninth Corps, and, on April 9th, was put on board the steamer State of Maine, to be transferred to Washington. He died on the next day. Acting Assistant Surgeon W. H. Finn reported the case.