Title: C——, Luther W.

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), 443.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the spinegunshot wounds of the spinegunshot injuries of the lumbar vertebraegunshot fractures of the apophyses of the lumbar spinecompletely paraplegicfractured spinous processes of last dorsal and first lumbar vertebraecrushed spinal cordnecropsy performedgunshot wound of lumbar region, injury to spine

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e18865

TEI/XML: med.d1e18865.xml

CASE.—Private Luther W. C——, Co. G, 2d United States Sharp-shooters, aged 24 years, received a gunshot wound of the lumbar region, with injury to the spine, at North Anna, Virginia, May 23d, 1864. He was treated in the field hospital until the 29th, when he was sent to Finley Hospital, Washington, where he died on June 16th, 1864. Necropsy: The last dorsal and first lumbar vertebræ were found injured, the spinous processes being driven in, crushing the spinal cord. The pathological specimen is No. 2579, Section, I, A. M. M., and was contributed, with a history of the case, by Surgeon G. L. Pancoast, U. S. V.