Title: McIlroy, John B.

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), 351.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the facegunshot wounds of the facegunshot fractures of the facial bonesfractures involving upper and lower maxillæsecondary hæmorrhagefracture of lower maxillafractures of clavicle and scapulashot fractures of scapula

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e17965

TEI/XML: med.d1e17965.xml

CASE.—Private John B. McIlroy, Co. C, 45th Pennsylvania Volunteers, was wounded at the battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia, June 3d, 1864, by a conoidal ball, which entered the upper lip, passed through cheek, fracturing the inferior maxilla, and injuring the internal maxillary artery, and made its exit at left ear; then entered the shoulder, fracturing the acromion process of the scapula. He was admitted to the Fairfax Seminary Hospital, near Alexandria, Virginia, on June 7th, 1864. His constitutional condition was good. Cold water dressings were applied. Hæmorrhage occurred, and on June 18th the common carotid artery, just above omo hyoid​, was ligated by Acting Assistant Surgeon J. H. York. He died on June 19th, 1864, in consequence of hæmorrhage, caused by sloughing of posterior scapular artery, from second ball lodging upon it. The case is reported by Assistant Surgeon H. Allen, U. S. A.