Title: Hunter, William

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), 409.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the neckgunshot wounds of the neckwounds of the pharynx and œsophagusparalysis in gunshot wounds of the cervical regionarm almost completely paralyzedgunshot wounds of the cervical nerves

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e18439

TEI/XML: med.d1e18439.xml

CASE.—Private William Hunter, Co. F, 5th Maryland Volunteers, received, at the battle of Antietam, Maryland, September 17th, 1862, a gunshot wound of the neck, the missile entering about an inch and a half below the right ear and emerging a little above the seventh cervical vertebra. He was taken to the hospital of the 3d division, Second Corps. On January 14th, 1863, he was admitted to Carver Hospital and discharged from service on March 30th, 1863. Pension Examiner H. W. Owings reports, January 24th, 1867, that the right arm is almost completely paralyzed.