Title: Powles, Henry G.

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 sealingball entered between second and third ribs, emerged below scapulaball passed through lungconsolidation of lungspitting of blood

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e19550

TEI/XML: med.d1e19550.xml

CASE.—Corporal Henry G. Powles, Co. K, 2d Wisconsin Volunteers, was wounded at the Wilderness, Virginia, May 10th, 1864, by a musket ball, which entered between the second and third ribs, passed through the right lung, and emerged below the right scapula. The wound was hermetically sealed by Assistant Surgeon B. Howard, U. S. A. On May 14th, he was sent to Campbell Hospital, Washington, whence he was transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps, April 18th, 1865. He was discharged from service on June 19th, 1865. Pension Examiner P. R. Hoy reports, February 10th, 1866, "the pensioner suffers from adhesions and spitting of blood." He re-examined him on September 11th, 1867, and stated that the consolidation of the lung and spitting of blood had steadily increased. The case is reported by the operator.