Title: Phillips, Joseph R.

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 skull

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e17108

TEI/XML: med.d1e17108.xml

CASE.—Private Joseph R. Phillips, Co. H, 2d Michigan Cavalry, temporarily assigned to the 27th Michigan Sharpshooters, aged 43 years, was wounded at the battle of Spottsylvania​ Court-house, Virginia, May 12th, 1864, by a conoidal ball, which fractured the superior portion of the right parietal bone. He was, on the same day, admitted to the hospital of the Ninth Corps, and thence conveyed to Washington, where he entered Harewood Hospital on the 25th. The skull was trephined and simple dressings were applied. He recovered rapidly, was furloughed on June 28th, and discharged from the service on October 22d, 1864, by reason of expiration of term of service. He is not a pensioner.