Title: Bang, Jacob

Source text: Surgeon General Joseph K. Barnes, United States Army, The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion. (1861–65.), Part 1, Volume 2 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1870), 533.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the chestgunshot wounds of the chestwounds of the pericardium and heartdisability total and permanentcardiac diseases resulting from wounds

Civil War Washington ID: med.d2e36064

TEI/XML: med.d2e36064.xml

CASE.—Private Jacob Bang, Co. D, 76th Pennsylvania Volunteers, aged 23 years, was wounded in the left breast by a conoidal ball, at Petersburg, Virginia, July 30th, 1864. Being at once conveyed to the field hospital, simple dressings were applied to the wound. On August 2d, he was transferred to the hospital at Fort Monroe; on the 7th, to De Camp Hospital, New York Harbor, and on September 13th, to Satterlee Hospital, Philadelphia, whence he was returned to duty October 19th, 1864. On October 24th, he entered Augur Hospital, Virginia, and was discharged from service January 1st, 1865. Pension Examiner H. S. Huber reports, February 2d, 1871: "The ball entered the chest one inch above the nipple, passed directly through the left lung, and emerged just below the lower angle of the scapula. Slight dulness​ on percussion and feeble respiratory murmur in the vicinity of the cicatrix. Disability total and permanent." It is added that the heart was injured.