Title: Bailey, 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), 441-442.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d2e18324
CASE 696.—Private J. Bailey, Co. B, 211th Pennsylvania, aged 29 years, was wounded at Petersburg, April 2, 1865. Surgeon A. F. Whelan, 1st Michigan Sharpshooters, reported his admission to the field hospital of the 3d division, Ninth Corps, with "Canister shot fracture of right leg." Surgeon E. Bentley, U. S. V., recorded the result of the injury as follows: "The man was admitted to Slough Hospital, Alexandria, four days after receiving his wound. The tibia and fibula were badly shattered. Cold-water dressings were employed, and tonics and stimulants were freely administered, together with all the nourishment the patient would take. He died May 2, 1865, from the severity of suppurative inflammation of the wound. The autopsy showed the tibia to be comminuted for several inches at the upper third and the fibula fractured at the lower third, no union having taken place. The wound was gangrenous."