Title: Vick, James H. W.

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), 470.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the chestincised wounds, contusions, and miscellaneous injuriesbayonet woundsbayonet thrust in the chestlung penetrated below the nipplebloody expectoration

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e19131

TEI/XML: med.d1e19131.xml

CASE.—Private James H. W. Vick, Co. G, 8th Louisiana Regiment, aged 19 years, received a bayonet thrust in the left chest at Rappahannock Station, Virginia, on November 7th, 1863. He was sent to Washington, and admitted to Armory Square Hospital on November 9th. The left lung was penetrated one inch below the nipple, and the wound was three-fourths of an inch long. Bloody expectoration November 8th, 9th, 10th,——less on 11th. Simple dressings were applied. The patient was transferred to the Old Capitol Prison on November 12th, 1863, for exchange, having completely recovered. A colored drawing of the recent wound was made by Hospital Steward W. Schultze. It is No. 79 of the Surgical Series of Drawings, S. G. O.