Title: Livinhagen, Frederick

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), 480.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the chestgunshot wounds of the chestpenetrating gunshot wounds of the chestpenetrating and perforating wounds without fracturefatal perforations of lung through intercostal spacespneumonic inflammationball penetrated lower lobe of lung anteriorly through fourth intercostal spacepyæmia

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e19284

TEI/XML: med.d1e19284.xml

CASE.—Private Frederick Livinhagen, Co. B, 95th New York Volunteers, aged 25 years, was wounded at Petersburg, Virginia, April 1st, 1865, by a conoidal ball, which entered the left side and penetrated the lower lobe of the left lung anteriorly through the fourth intercostal space. He was treated in the field, at the hospital of the 3d division, Fifth Corps, in charge of Surgeon A. S. Coe, 147th New York Volunteers. There was hæmoptysis and some difficulty of respiration; but it was not urgent. The wound was left open for the escape of secretions. Afterwards there was considerable pneumonic inflammation. Demulcents, slight anodynes, and low diet, with absolute rest, constituted the treatment. His condition improving somewhat, and the hospital being overcrowded, the patient was placed on a hospital steamer, and, on April 10th, was sent to Armory Square Hospital, Washington. Pyæmia supervened, and death resulted on April 17th, 1865.