Title: Lowry, W. J.
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), 381.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d2e15726
CASE 573.—Private W. J. Lowry, Co. E, 25th Ohio, was wounded at Bull Run, August 30, 1862, and admitted to hospital at Alexandria several days afterwards. Surgeon E. Bentley, U. S. V., reported: "A minié ball passed through the right thigh antero-posteriorly, terribly shattering the lower third of the femur, opening the knee joint, and driving fragments of bone into it. The wounded man laid exposed on the battle field for two days and was then removed in an army wagon. He was treated by rest and stimulants. The patient died from pyæmia and exhaustion October 3, 1862, not having been in condition for an operation at any time before his death."