Title: Horton, Joseph

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), 455.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the spineoperationsligationssecondary hæmorrhage occurred from occipital arteryligation of occipital arteryball lodged in first dorsal vertebragunshot wound of the hand

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e18962

TEI/XML: med.d1e18962.xml

CASE.—Ligation of Occipital Artery.—Private Joseph Horton, Co. D, 57th Massachusetts Volunteers, aged 23 years, was wounded at North Anna, May 18th, 1864, by a conoidal ball, which entered the external ear, and passing inward and downward, lodged in the first dorsal vertebra. He also received a gunshot wound of the right hand. He was conveyed to the field hospital of the Ninth Corps, where the thumb and forefinger were amputated. On May 24th, he was transferred to Harewood Hospital, Washington. Secondary hæmorrhage occurred from the right occipital artery on May 31st; the artery was ligated by Surgeon R. B. Bontecou, U. S. V., on the same day. The hæmorrhage recurred on June 2d, when re-ligation was performed. Death resulted in about three hours after the second operation. The case is taken from the Harewood Hospital reports.