Title: B——, A——

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), 267-268.

Keywords:on special wounds and injuries of the headwounds and injuries of the headgunshot woundsgunshot fractures of the cranial bonestrephining after gunshot fractures of the skulltrephining practiced, fatal terminationconoidal ball fractured right side of frontal bone below temporal ridgeball removed on battlefieldstupor and coma

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e16750

TEI/XML: med.d1e16750.xml

CASE.—Sergeant A—— B——, Co. A, 5th Michigan Volunteers, aged 24 years, was wounded at the battle of Mine Run, Virginia, November 27th, 1863, by a conoidal ball, which fractured the right side of the frontal bone just below the temporal ridge. He remained in the field hospital until the 4th of December, when he was transferred to the 3d division hospital, Alexandria, Virginia, in a perfectly natural condition. He continued so until the 8th, when the skull was trephined. The ball had been removed on the field. For forty-eight hours after the operation, he was, at intervals slightly delirious; he recovered at the end of that time, and continued in full possession of his mental faculties until the 14th, when stupor and coma, supervened; he died on the same day. The pathological specimen is No. 2612, Sect. I, A. M. M. Fragments have been removed from the cranium for a space measuring one by one and one-fourth inches. The inner surface of the edge of the opening is slightly cribriform. There is no fissuring. The history and specimen were contributed by Surgeon E. Bentley, U. S. V.