Title: Uffelman, Daniel C.

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), 363-364.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the facegunshot wounds of the facegunshot fractures of the facial bonesfractures involving upper and lower maxillaefracture of lower maxillagunshot wound of neckfracture of cervical vertebraeball entered to left symphysis, fractured jaw, emerged under chin, re-entered neck beside trachea, lodged in cervical vertebrae

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e18173

TEI/XML: med.d1e18173.xml

CASE.—Private Daniel C. Uffelman, Co. B, 198th Pennsylvania Volunteers, aged 19 years, was wounded at South Side Railroad, Virginia, April 1st, 1865, by a conoidal ball, which entered one quarter of an inch to the left of the symphysis, and fracturing the jaw badly, emerged under the chin, reëntering the neck just beside the trachea, and lodged, as was supposed, in the cervical vertebræ. He was at once admitted to the field hospital of the 1st division, Fifth Corps, where the teeth and some pieces of bone were removed. On April 4th, 1865, he was sent to the depot field hospital of the Fifth Corps, thence transferred to Washington, and, on April 7th, admitted into the Finley Hospital. On April 14th, two pieces from the symphysis of the inferior maxilla were removed by Surgeon G. L. Pancoast, U. S. V. Splints and simple dressings were applied. Special diet was given. On May 19th, he was transferred to the Mower Hospital at Philadelphia, where he was mustered out of service on June 5th, 1865, in accordance with general order from the War Department, dated May 3d, 1865. The specimen is No. 4288, Sect. I, A. M. M. (two small fragments from the symphysis of the inferior maxilla, one inch long by one-fourth of an inch wide), and was contributed, with the history, by the operator. Uffelman is not a pensioner.