Title: Bonham, H. 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), 476.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the chestgunshot wounds of the chestinternal injuries without external wounds.concussion of contents of chest cavitycontusion of chest contentslost use of arm

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e19224

TEI/XML: med.d1e19224.xml

CASE.—Private H. H. Bonham, Co. F, 7th Wisconsin Volunteers, aged 17 years, was wounded at the Wilderness, Virginia, May 7th, 1864, by a fragment of shell, which struck the left breast near the sternum, two inches below the clavicle. The cavity of the chest was not opened; but there was lesion of its contents by contusion. He was carried to the hospital of the 4th division, Fifth Corps, and a simple bandage was placed about the chest. On May 11th, he was transferred to Harewood Hospital at Washington; on the 15th, to Cuyler Hospital, Germantown, whence he returned to duty on July 5th, 1864. Discharged from service on August 7th, 1865. Pension Examiner J. H. Hyde, M. D., reports, May 23d, 1868, that Bonham "suffers from palpitation of the heart. He expectorates blood, and has almost entirely lost the use of his left arm. Disability three-fourths and permanent."