Title: H——, James F.

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), 437.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the spinegunshot wounds of the spinefractures of the dorsal vertebraegunshot wound at sixth dorsal vertebragunshot fractures of third, fourth, fifth, and sixth dorsal vertebraecomplete paraplegiafeces and urine passed involuntarilyball entered at sixth dorsal vertebra, ploughed upward along spinous processes, imbedded in third dorsal vertebra

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e18766

TEI/XML: med.d1e18766.xml

CASE.—Sergeant James F. H——, Co. B, 60th Georgia Regiment, aged 24 years, was wounded at Petersburg, Virginia, March 25th, 1865, by a conoidal ball, which entered at the sixth dorsal vertebra, ploughed its way upward along the spinous processes, and imbedded itself in the third dorsal vertebra. He was treated in the field, and, on the 30th, sent to Lincoln Hospital, Washington. When admitted, there was complete paraplegia. Both fæces and urine passed involuntarily. Tonics and stimulants were administered. The patient did not suffer much pain, but gradually grew weaker, and died on April 4th, 1865. The pathological specimen is numbered 4083, Section I, A. M. M., and was contributed, with a history of the case, by Acting Assistant Surgeon J. P. Arthur.