Title: Clark, Milford

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), 269.

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 struck cranium above frontal eminence, passed posteriorly, lacerated scalpfissure of outer tabledepressed portion of inner table elevated

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e16792

TEI/XML: med.d1e16792.xml

CASE.—Private Milford Clark, Co. C, 125th New York Volunteers, aged 20 years, was wounded at Spottsylvania​, Virginia, May 18th, 1864, by a conoidal ball, which struck the cranium half an inch above the frontal eminence, and passed posteriorly four inches, lacerating the scalp in its course. He was admitted into the 1st division, Second Corps, hospital on the same day, and thence sent to the Armory Square Hospital Washington, on the 28th, where the wound was carefully examined and a fissure of the outer table one inch in length, discovered. The operation of trephining was at once instituted, and the depressed portion of the inner table elevated. Death, preceded by coma, however, ensued on June 25th. Surgeon D. W. Bliss, U. S. V., reports the case.