Title: Harris, Charles

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), 462.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the spineoperationsremoval of ballsextractions of missiles after gunshot fractures of the vertebræpenetrating wound of spinal columntreated in private quarters

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e19034

TEI/XML: med.d1e19034.xml

CASE.—Captain Charles Harris, Co. H, 7th Michigan Volunteers, received a penetrating wound of the spinal column by a conoidal ball at Spottsylvania​, Virginia, May 12th, 1864. The ball lodged. He was conveyed to the hospital of the 2d division, Second Corps, where the ball was extracted from the spinal column and cold-water dressings applied. He was afterward treated in private quarters in Washington, and was furloughed on May 27th, 1864. The Adjutant General states that he died on November 4th, 1864. The case is reported by Surgeon J. F. Dyer.