Title: Martin, Wilkie

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), 133.

Keywords:on special wounds and injuries of the headwounds and injuries of the headgunshot woundsgunshot contusions of the cranial bonesgunshot fractures of the external table of the cranium alonegrooving of outer plate and diploe, injury appears not to implicate inner tableconoidal musket ball struck vertex, laid bare scalp, grooved bone for small distance

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e9760

TEI/XML: med.d1e9760.xml

CASE.—Private Wilkie Martin, Co. H, 6th Pennsylvania Cavalry, aged 25 years, was wounded at the battle of the Wilderness, Virginia, May 6th, 1864, by a conoidal musket ball which struck at the vertex, laid bare the scalp, and grooved the bone for a small distance. He was admitted into the field hospital of the Cavalry Corps on the following day, and on the 23d sent to the 3d division hospital, Alexandria. Simple dressings were used. On June 6th the patient was transferred to the Mower Hospital, Philadelphia, and on November 7th, 1864, he was discharged from the service. The case is reported by Surgeon Edwin Bentley, U. S. V. He is not a pensioner.