Title: Cunningham, Michael

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 sealinggunshot penetrating wound of side of thorax

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e19513

TEI/XML: med.d1e19513.xml

CASE.—Corporal Michael Cunningham, Co. F, 1st United States Sharp-shooters, aged 21 years, received a gunshot penetrating wound of the left side of the thorax at the Wilderness, Virginia, May 5th, 1864. He was conveyed to the hospital of the 3d division, Second Corps, where the wound was hermetically sealed by Assistant Surgeon B. Howard, U. S. A. He was transferred, on May 25th, to the 1st division hospital, Alexandria; on June 5th, to Lovell Hospital, Portsmouth Grove, Rhode Island, and, on September 25th, to Baxter Hospital, Burlington, Vermont, whence he was returned to duty on October 26th, 1864. He is not a pensioner. The case is reported by the operator.