Title: Cobb, Brazilla S.

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), 347.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the facegunshot wounds of the facegunshot fractures of the facial bonesfractures involving upper and lower maxillæsecondary hæmorrhage

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e17845

TEI/XML: med.d1e17845.xml

CASE.—Brazilla S. Cobb, Co. C, 10th Maine Volunteers, aged 41 years, was wounded at the battle of Cedar Mountain, Virginia, August 9th, 1862, as he was kneeling on his right knee to discharge his gun. The missile, a small rifle or revolver ball, struck him in the mouth, driving in eight teeth, passed to base and outer side of right tonsil, and lodged apparently in the deeper muscles of the neck, in the region of the great vessels. He was admitted into the 2d division hospital at Alexandria, Virginia, August 12th, 1862, and transferred to Satterlee Hospital, Philadelphia. The treatment consisted of Dover's powders, and local applications of equal parts of chloroform and tincture of aconite, to the ear, filling the outer ear with loose cotton, bathing the surface of the face and head with croton oil. He at first had profuse hæmorrhage from the right ear as well as from the mouth, which recurred several times, with inflammation of the tonsils and fauces, accompanied by tenderness of the right cheek, extending back to the anterior edge of the trapezius. He suffered intensely from pain of the right side of the face and ear, occasioning high fever and arterial action, with intense pain in the head. He was discharged from service December 30th, 1862, and pensioned, his disability being rated one-half, and perhaps not permanent. Acting Assistant Surgeon W. P. Morgan reports the case.