Title: Wolbe, Franz

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), 362.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the facegunshot wounds of the facegunshot fractures of the facial bonesfractures involving upper and lower maxillæfracture of upper maxillaspeech partially destroyedtotal disability

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e18140

TEI/XML: med.d1e18140.xml

CASE.—Sergeant Franz Wolbe, Co. E, 31st New York Volunteers, aged 31 years, received, at the battle of West Point, May 7th, 1862, a gunshot wound. The missile entered the centre of the right cheek, carrying away, in its passage, the superior maxilla and teeth, two-thirds of the hard palate, and about half of the tongue, and emerged near the angle of the mouth, on the left side, lacerating the soft parts to a considerable extent. He was, on May 14th, admitted into the general hospital, Alexandria, Virginia. The wounds were healing rapidly, and the patient doing well. He was discharged the service on August 11th, 1862. The case is reported by Surgeon John E. Summers, U. S. A. Wolbe is a pensioner. The power of speech is partially destroyed. His disability is rated total.