Title: Lauersdorf, Ferdinand

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), 366.

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.d1e18216

TEI/XML: med.d1e18216.xml

CASE.—Private Ferdinand Lauersdorf, Co. D, 6th Wisconsin Volunteers, aged 28 years, was wounded in an engagement on the South Side Railroad, near Petersburg, Virginia, March 31st, 1865, by a fragment of shell, which struck the body of the lower jaw, and tore away the entire anterior portion of the bone. He was conveyed to the hospital of the 3d division of the Fifth Corps, and, on April 6th, sent to Campbell Hospital, Washington, whence he was discharged from service on July 14th, 1865, on which date a photograph was taken at the Army Medical Museum. The fractured extremities of the jaw had united, and the wound had nearly healed. The movements of the jaw were very limited, but deglutition was but slightly interfered with. He is a pensioner.