Title: McConihe, William

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), 529.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the chestgunshot wounds of the chestwounds of the pericardium and heartwounds of the pericardiumdisability total and permanentball entered left chest between fifth and sixth ribs near sternum

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e19757

TEI/XML: med.d1e19757.xml

CASE.—Captain William McConihe, Co. F, 2d New York Volunteers, was wounded at Chancellorsville, Virginia, May 2d, 1863, by a conoidal ball, which entered the left chest between the fifth and sixth ribs near the sternum, and lodged. He was conveyed to the field hospital of the 1st division, Second Corps, where simple dressings were applied to the wound. He was subsequently treated in private quarters in Washington; was furloughed on the 11th, and discharged from service May 26th, 1863. Pension Examiner W. W. Potter reports, August 7th, 1866: "The pulse is irregular, frequent, and feeble. The peculiar action of the heart and the condition of the circulation lead to the belief that the structure of the pericardium, or the heart itself, was injured by the ball. Disability total and permanent."