Title: Murray, John L.

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 maxillæcommon carotid ligatedfracture of lower maxillageneral anesthesia, chloroform

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e17971

TEI/XML: med.d1e17971.xml

CASE. Private John L. Murray, Co. B, 42d New York Volunteers, aged 32 years, was wounded in the engagement at Bristow​ Station, Virginia, October 14th, 1863, by a conoidal ball, which entered posteriorly to right of spinous process of fifth cervical vertebra, passed anteriorly through middle third of inferior maxillary, producing compound fracture, and emerged opposite the canine teeth of same side; the injured parts were badly swollen and inflamed. He was admitted to the third division hospital, Alexandria, Virginia, on October 17th, 1863. On October 25th, chloroform was administered, and the common carotid artery, right side, was ligated, and a partial resection of the lower jaw performed by Surgeon Edwin Bentley, U. S. V. The ligatures came away November 11th, 1863. He was discharged from the service on February 13th, 1864. The case is reported by the operator. His name does not appear on the pension list.