Title: Stepps, G. W.

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), 79.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the lower extremitieswounds and injuries of the hip jointshot fractures at the hip jointshot fractures at the hip joint unsuccessfully treated by conservationacetabulum and head of femur fracturedgunshot wound of groinball entered below and exterior to Poupart's ligament, fracturing head of femur and acetabulum

Civil War Washington ID: med.d2e4305

TEI/XML: med.d2e4305.xml

CASE 159.—Corporal G. W. Stepps, Co. C, 20th North Carolina, aged 20 years, was wounded at Spottsylvania​, May 12, 1864, and entered Lincoln Hospital, Washington, on May 22d. Assistant Surgeon J. C. McKee, U. S. A., reported: "Gunshot wound of right groin, a minié ball entering half an inch below and exterior to the middle of Poupart's ligament, fracturing the head of the femur and the acetabulum, and escaping at the middle of the right nates​. Death occurred on June 10, 1864." A portion of the os innominatum, represented in the wood-cut (FIG. 32), was contributed by Acting Assistant Surgeon H. M. Dean.—(Cat. Surg. Sect., 1866, p. 236, Spec. 2488.)

FIG. 32.—Portion of right innominatum, with fracture of base of the acetabulum. Spec. 2488.