Title: Dietrich, 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), 6.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the lower extremitiesflesh wounds of the lower extremitiespunctured and incised woundsbayonet woundsbayonet thrust through legchronic eczema

Civil War Washington ID: med.d2e190

TEI/XML: med.d2e190.xml

CASE 1.—Private P. Dietrich, Co. E, 151st New York, aged 34 years, was wounded at Spottsylvania​, May 12, 1864, and admitted to the field hospital of the 3d division, Sixth Corps. Surgeon R. Barr, 67th Pennsylvania, recorded: "A bayonet thrust through the right leg." The patient was transferred to Douglas Hospital, Washington, subsequently to Summit House, and lastly to the Satterlee Hospital, Philadelphia, whence he was discharged April 27, 1865, because of "lameness of the right leg, caused by chronic eczema," following a bayonet injury. Examiner H. N. Loomis, of Buffalo, New York, May 8, 1865, certified: "A bayonet was thrust through the right leg between the tibia and fibula, about six inches below the knee. The wound healed; but is followed by chronic eczema, extending from the knee to the ankle, much inflamed, with some ulceration, and producing so much lameness as to unfit him for any kind of labor." In August, 1868, the pension examiner states that the eczematous eruption occupies about half the space between the knee and the ankle, and that the limb is still inflamed, ulcerated, and swollen. This pensioner was paid to March 4, 1870, since when he has not been heard from.