Title: Mowry, Lewellyn

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), 292.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the headtrephining after gunshot fractures of the skullphysical disability, discharged from servicedisability total and permanentvision of eye impaired

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e17089

TEI/XML: med.d1e17089.xml

CASE.—Private Lewellyn Mowry, Co. B, 25th Massachusetts Volunteers, aged 18 years, was wounded at Cold Harbor, Virginia, June 3d, 1864, by a conoidal ball, which entered over the left eye at the outer margin of the superciliary ridge, fractured the bone and lodged. He was sent to Washington, and on June 8th was admitted to Finley Hospital. On November 1st, he was transferred to the hospital at Readville, Massachusetts, and on December 20th, 1864, was discharged the service. The vision of the left eye was impaired. On June 10th, 1868, Pension Examiner John G. Metcalf reports that he finds an ulcer, five inches from the old cicatrix, four inches above the right eye, of a triangular shape, with equal sides, one inch long. The frontal bone was rough, and at two points a probe could be passed through the outer table. In September, 1868, a portion of both tables of the frontal bone, at the bottom of the ulcer, had been removed by the trephine. The ulcer discharged profusely, and the patient was very feeble. On October 2d, 1868, Dr. Metcalf states that the wound had healed, leaving an indentation about three-fourths of an inch deep. The patient's disability is rated total and permanent.