Title: Baker, Joseph
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), 702-703.
Civil War Washington ID: med.d2e25723
CASES 1028.—Private Joseph Baker, Co. B, 29th New York, wounded at Bull Run, August 29, 1862. Acting Assistant Surgeon W. L. Hammond reported the patient's admission into Baptist Church Hospital, Alexandria, September 1, 1862, with a wound of the right thigh, inflicted by an explosive ball, which entered the internal femoral region, centre of the middle third, fracturing and comminuting the femur; ball extracted on the battlefield, under the fascia lata, between the rectus and the vastus externus, almost in the line of its direction. Treated in Smith's anterior splint; union of bones with considerable curvature externally; limb shortened 2½ inches and foot inverted. Discharged February 29, 1863.