Title: Lord, John F.

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), 330.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the facegunshot wounds of the facegunshot wounds of the orbital regiongunshot wounds of the eye

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e17461

TEI/XML: med.d1e17461.xml

CASE.—Private John F. Lord, Co. I, 1st Maine Cavalry, aged 24 years, was wounded at the battle of the Wilderness, May 6th, 1864, by a conoidal musket ball, which entered the left eye and lodged at the left temple. He was at once admitted to the hospital of the 2d division, Cavalry Corps, thence conveyed to Washington, and admitted, on the 11th into the Emory Hospital, where the missile was extracted and the wound dressed in the usual manner. On May 16th, he was transferred to the De Camp Hospital, New York, and thence, on June 2d, sent to the Cony Hospital at Augusta, Maine. On February 16th, 1865, he was discharged from service and pensioned. Examiner John L. Allen, M. D., reports, October 22d, 1866, that there is a depression of the skull over the left eye, resulting in paralysis of left side and upper and lower extremities. He can but just drag himself about.