Title: Boynton, H. E.
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), 598-599.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d2e23310
CASE 876.—Private H. E. Boynton, Co. L, 1st Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, aged 18 years, received a shot fracture of the left foot and of the right arm, at Spottsylvania, May 19, 1864, and was admitted to the field hospital of the 1st division, Second Corps. Surgeon J. W. Wishart, 140th Pennsylvania, reported that he amputated the foot by Syme's method on the day of the injury. Three days afterwards the wounded man entered Emory Hospital at Washington, where Surgeon N. R. Moseley, U. S. V., excised two inches of the middle third of the fractured humerus. The case resulted fatally on June 22, 1864. The excised portion of the humerus (Spec. 2322) and most of the bone of the amputated foot (Spec. 828) have been contributed to the Museum by the respective operators. The latter specimen consists of the metatarsus, scaphoid, cuboid, and outer two cuneiform bones, and shows a large, battered, conoidal bullet occupying the place of the inner cuneiform, the bones adjacent to it being fractured.