Title: Patterson, Isaac W.

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), 353.

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.d1e18000

TEI/XML: med.d1e18000.xml

CASE.—Corporal Isaac W. Patterson, Co. E, 19th Maine Volunteers, aged 19 years, was wounded at the battle of Spottsylvania​, Virginia, May 10th, 1864, by a conoidal ball, which fractured the inferior maxilla and wounded the facial artery. He was conveyed to the hospital of the 2d division, Second Corps, and on May 16th he was admitted to the Lincoln Hospital, Washington. Secondary hæmorrhage occurred, which was controlled by compression and persulphate of iron. He died May 21st, 1864. Assistant Surgeon J. Cooper McKee, U. S. A., reports the case.