Title: Butterfield, Joseph

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), 296.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the headhernia cerebri after gunshot fractures of the skullfungus cerebri

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e17151

TEI/XML: med.d1e17151.xml

CASE.—Private Joseph Butterfield, Co. H, 120th New York Volunteers, aged 16 years, was wounded before Petersburg, Virginia, September 25th, 1864, by a conoidal ball, which extensively fractured the left parietal bone. He was admitted to the hospital of the 3d division, Second Corps, where he remained until about October 29th, when he was conveyed to Washington, and admitted into the Armory Square Hospital. A large hernia cerebri had already formed. The subsequent treatment was of a simple character. Death occurred December 13th, 1864. The case is reported by Surgeon D. W. Bliss, U. S. V.