Title: Valentine, John

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), 403.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the neckgunshot wounds of the neckgunshot wounds of the posterior cervical regionfeebleness of arm

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e18373

TEI/XML: med.d1e18373.xml

CASE.—Private John Valentine, Co. K, 88th Pennsylvania Volunteers, aged 19 years, was wounded at Cold Harbor, May 30th, 1864, by a conoidal ball, which entered the right side of the neck, near the inner border of the trapezius muscle, passed obliquely downward, and to the left, and emerged near the axillary border of the lower angle of the scapula. He was, on June 4th, admitted to Mount Pleasant Hospital, Washington, and, on June 9th, transferred to Philadelphia, where he was admitted to the South Street Hospital on June 13th. Simple dressings were applied to the wound, also compress wet with lead water, and tincture of iodine was painted over the track of the ball. Milk punch was freely administered. The wound discharged pus freely, and the patient was very weak. On July 21st, the wounds were healed. He was returned to duty on September 8th, 1864. On May 14th, 1866, Pension Examiner J. Cummiskey reports that the patient has a great deal of pain in the back of the neck, and feebleness of the left arm, which has existed since the reception of the wound.