Title: McCabe, Francis

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), 500.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the chestgunshot wounds of the chestpenetrating gunshot wounds of the chesttreatment by hermetically sealingarm is helplesslung damagedball entered below middle of clavicle, emerged about centre of scapulaball passed through chest

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e19504

TEI/XML: med.d1e19504.xml

CASE.—Private Francis McCabe, Co. A, 17th United States Infantry, aged 23 years, was wounded at Spottsylvania​, Virginia, by a conoidal ball, which entered about three inches below the middle of the left clavicle, passed through the chest, and emerged about the centre of the scapula. He was at once taken to the hospital of the 1st division, Fifth Corps, where the wound was hermetically sealed by Assistant Surgeon B. Howard, U. S. A. On May 14th, he was transferred to Columbian Hospital, Washington. Simple dressings were applied. He was sent to New York on August 3d, and discharged from service on August 25th, 1864. Pension Examiner Theodore H. Jewett reports that "the left arm is helpless and the left lung damaged. He will probably recover in time." The case is reported by the operator.