Title: Breckridge, T. H.

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), 8.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the lower extremitiesflesh wounds of the lower extremitiespunctured and incised woundsother punctured and incised woundsamputationswound by axewound involved tarsus and metatarsuswound erysipelatous, then gangrene supervenedamputated at junction of middle and lower thirds of femur

Civil War Washington ID: med.d2e194

TEI/XML: med.d2e194.xml

CASE 9.—Private T. H. Breckridge, Co. C, 6th New York Artillery, received a wound by an axe in March, 1864, and was sent to Armory Square Hospital. Surgeon D. W. Bliss, U. S. V., reported that the wound involved the right tarsus and metatarsus, and presently became erysipelatous, and that gangrene then supervened. On this account, on May 27th, Dr. Bliss amputated the limb, at the junction of the middle and lower thirds of the femur, by antero-posterior flaps formed by transfixion. Recovery was satisfactory. On December 28, 1864, he was supplied with an artificial limb at Ladies Home, New York, by Dr. E. D. Hudson, at Government expense. The stump was then soundly healed, and "creditable" in shape. This soldier was discharged July 12, 1865, and pensioned. His pension was paid March 4, 1876.