Title: F——, William J.

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), 435.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the spinegunshot wounds of the spinefractures of the dorsal vertebraefractured second dorsal vertebrawound of left eyescalp woundsight of eye goneparalysis of both lower extremitiesball lodged in spinal canalright rib head shatterednecropsy performed

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e18731

TEI/XML: med.d1e18731.xml

CASE.—Corporal William J. F——, Co. B, 1st Michigan Volunteers, was wounded at Chancellorsville, Virginia, May 3d, 1863, by a conoidal ball, which fractured the second dorsal vertebra. He also received a wound of the left eye, and a scalp wound of the left side. He was admitted, on the same day, to the field hospital of the 1st division, Fifth Corps, and transferred, on May 9th, to Armory Square Hospital, Washington. The sight of the left eye was gone, and there was paralysis of the lower extremities. Death occurred on May 13th, 1863. At the necropsy, the ball was found to have lodged in the spinal canal. The right rib was shattered in its head. The right lung was very much congested. The pathological specimen is No. 1111, Section I, A. M. M., and was contributed, with a history of the case, by Assistant Surgeon C. C. Byrne, U. S. A.