Title: Miller, L. P.
Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion. (1861-65.), Part 3, Volume 2 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1883), 365.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d2e14783
CASE 536.—Corporal L. P. Miller, Co. G, 124th New York, aged 27 years, was wounded at Chancellorsville, May 3, 1863, by a minié ball, which entered the left knee one-half inch external to the inner condyle of the femur and emerged two inches anteriorly, bruising the bone. Surgeon D. W. Bliss, U. S. V., reported his admission to Washington, May 8th, with the knee joint in a swollen condition. Irrigation was made by water dressings, and subsequently tincture of iodine was applied to the knee. By June 6th the wound had nearly healed, but there was considerable effusion in the joint and contraction of the flexor tendons. The patient subsequently passed through several hospitals, was assigned to the Veteran Reserve Corps March 2, 1864, and ultimately discharged August 13, 1865, and pensioned. Examining surgeons report swelling of the knee, owing partly to enlargement of bone and partly to œdematous condition of the tissues; also anchylosis from injury of the bony structures and from contraction of the tendons and ligaments.