Title: Hawkins, Irvine

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), 80.

Keywords:on special wounds and injuries of the headwounds and injuries of the headgunshot woundsgunshot wounds of the scalpgangrenedeath of thin layer of tissue, spreading gangrenesloughing after gunshot wounds of scalp, terminated fatallywound of occipital region by round ballwounds in sloughing condition, death from consequent exhaustion

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e4633

TEI/XML: med.d1e4633.xml

CASE.—Private Irvine Hawkins, Co. I, 2d, New York Artillery, aged 19 years, received, in an engagement at Petersburg, Virginia, June 16th, 1864, a gunshot wound of the occipital region, by a round ball. He was admitted, on the same day, into the field hospital of the First Division, Second Army Corps, and, on the 21st, was sent to the base hospital at City Point. Simple dressings were used. The patient was subsequently transferred to Washington, and was received into the Mount Pleasant Hospital on June 27th. He was, a few days later, sent to the Chester Hospital in Pennsylvania. The wounds fell into a sloughing condition, and death resulted from the consequent exhaustion, July 28th, 1864. Surgeon Thomas H. Bache, U. S. V., reports the case.