Title: Holmes, Cyrus 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), 364.

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.d1e18181

TEI/XML: med.d1e18181.xml

CASE.—Sergeant Cyrus C. Holmes, Co. G, 18th Massachusetts Volunteers, was wounded at Bull Run, Virginia, August 29th, 1862, by a conoidal ball, which entered at the symphysis of the lower jaw on the median line, passed downward and backward, and emerged about two inches from the place of entrance, knocking out two of the canine teeth, two bicuspids, and the first molar of the right lower jaw. He was conveyed to Alexandria, Virginia, and admitted into the 3d division hospital on September 1st, 1862. Loose fragments of the jaw were removed. He was discharged the service on October 27th, 1862, with rigidity and loss of power of the muscles of the jaw, caries of the bone, and fistulous ulceration of the glands. The case is reported by Surgeon Edwin Bentley, U. S. V. Holmes is a pensioner.