Title: Gibney, Patrick

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), 357.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the facegunshot wounds of the facegunshot fractures of the facial bonesfractures involving upper and lower maxillæfracture of lower maxilla

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e18068

TEI/XML: med.d1e18068.xml

CASE.—Private Patrick Gibney, Co. B, 31st New York Volunteers, aged 19 years, received a gunshot wound of the face at Chancellorsville, Virginia, on May 3d, 1863, the missile entering at right alæ​ nasi and emerging near the right angle of the lower jaw, which it fractured. He was treated in field hospital until May 9th, when he was admitted to Harewood Hospital, Washington. Simple dressings were applied to the wound, and the fractured parts kept in position. He recovered, and was discharged on May 25th, 1863, his term of service having expired. He is not a pensioner.