Title: Ricks, Robert V.

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), 353-354.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the facegunshot wounds of the facegunshot fractures of the facial bonesfractures involving upper and lower maxillæsecondary hæmorrhagefractures of both the upper and lower jaws

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e18031

TEI/XML: med.d1e18031.xml

CASE.—Corporal Robert V. Ricks, Co. E, 55th North Carolina Regiment, aged 25 years, was wounded at the battle of Spottsylvania​, May 10th, 1864, by a conoidal ball, which fractured the superior and inferior maxilla. He was on May 12th admitted to the 2d division hospital, Alexandria. Secondary hæmorrhage from a branch of the carotid artery occurred May 12th, amounting to fourteen ounces of blood, which was controlled by the application of persulphate of iron. On June 1st, he was transferred to Lincoln Hospital, Washington, whence he was sent to the Old Capital Prison, as a prisoner of war, June 29th, 1864. The case is reported by Surgeon E. Bentley, U. S. V.