Title: Hersha, William M.

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), 350.

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

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e17913

TEI/XML: med.d1e17913.xml

CASE.—Private William M. Hersha, Co. K, 8th Michigan Volunteers, aged 20 years, was wounded at the battle of Cold Harbor, June 3d, 1864, by a conoidal ball, which fractured the inferior maxilla, right side. He was conveyed to the hospital of the 3d division, Ninth Corps, and transferred to Washington, and on the 9th admitted into Lincoln Hospital. On the 13th, he was transferred to York Hospital, Pennsylvania, where he was admitted on the 14th. Simple dressings were applied to the wound. Sloughing of the artery occurred June 28th, and secondary hæmorrhage followed, amounting to thirty-five ounces of blood, which all efforts failed to arrest. Patient died June 28th, 1864. The case is reported by Surgeon Henry Palmer, U. S. V.