Title: Dearstyne, Sylvester

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 regionparalysis of the arm

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e18445

TEI/XML: med.d1e18445.xml

CASE.—Private Sylvester Dearstyne, Co. F, 44th New York Volunteers, received a gunshot wound of the neck at Bull Run, Virginia, August 30, 1862. The missile entered at the centre of the right sterno-cleido-mastoid muscle and lodged. He was admitted, on the next day, to Fairfax Street Hospital, Alexandria. On September 16th, he was furloughed for thirty days, and reporting, at the expiration of his leave, to Ira Harris Hospital, Albany, New York, was discharged from service on November 10th, 1862, at which time there was paralysis of the right arm. He is not a pensioner.