Title: Jones, John Henry
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), 536.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e19788
CASE.—Private John Henry Jones, Co. E, 15th New Jersey Volunteers, was wounded at Spottsylvania, May 10th, 1864, by a conoidal ball, which entered the right arm posteriorly, passed forward and upward, comminuting and carrying away one and a half inches of the spine of the scapula, passed under the clavicle, opening the thoracic cavity behind the carotid vessels, fracturing the transverse processes of fourth and fifth cervical vertebrae, and lodged against the œsophagus. He was admitted to Lincoln Hospital, at Washington, on May 16th, and died May 20th, 1864. Post mortem examination revealed the course of the ball as described. The apex of the right lung was covered with lymph; there was ecchymosed blood in the walls of the chest, and fluid blood in its cavities. The walls of the gullet were lacerated, but not perforated; the spinal cord was congested, but no clot found in the canal; the kidneys and liver were congested and the gall bladder was distended. The case is reported by Assistant Surgeon J. C. McKee, U. S. A.