Title: Crockett, Nelson

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), 356.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the facegunshot wounds of the facegunshot fractures of the facial bonesfractures involving upper and lower maxillæfracture of lower maxilladisability total and permanent

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e18059

TEI/XML: med.d1e18059.xml

CASE.—Second Lieutenant Nelson Crockett, Co. A, 55th Ohio Volunteers, aged 37 years, was wounded at the second battle of Bull Run, August 30th, 1862, by a conoidal ball, which entered the left side of the inferior maxilla, two inches from the angle, fracturing it at this point, then passed across beneath the tongue and emerged on the right side from the inferior maxilla, fracturing this also at a point one inch and a half from the symphysis. He was conveyed to Alexandria, Virginia, and admitted into the 3d division hospital on August 31st, 1862. The fractured portions of the bone were secured at the two extremities by silver wire, and Barton's apparatus was applied. The patient was discharged the service on April 4th, 1863, the union of the bone being imperfect. The case is reported by Surgeon Edwin Bentley, U. S. V. On April 5th, 1868, Pension Examiner H. Frasse reports "the fracture is ununited, interfering with the patient's speech, and disables him from masticating solid food." He rates his disability total and permanent.