Title: Steele, Jacob

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), 22.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the headincised fractures of the craniumwounds and injuries of the neckincised and puncture wounds of the neckwounds and injuries of the chestgunshot wounds of the chestgunshot wound penetrating lungwounds and injuries of the upper extremities

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e2262

TEI/XML: med.d1e2262.xml

STEELE, JACOB, Private, Co. E, 1st Michigan Cavalry, aged 20 years, received at the battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1st, 1863, three sabre-cuts of the head, fracturing the cranium; also a cut on the neck, a gunshot wound penetrating the left lung, and a wound of the right arm. He was found lying in a barn in a state of insensibility. The ball was removed from the lung, the wounds were dressed, and he was admitted to Camp Letterman Hospital, at Gettysburg, on July 6th. Transferred to Jarvis Hospital, Baltimore, July 19th; thence to West's Buildings, July 21st, and finally to Carver Hospital, Washington, on the 25th. He recovered and returned to duty October 20th, 1863.