Title: Schenecker, Nicholas

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), 467.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the chestincised wounds, contusions, and miscellaneous injuriesbayonet woundsbayonet penetrated lungs and emerged near sternum

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e19057

TEI/XML: med.d1e19057.xml

CASE.—Private Nicholas Schenecker, Co. E, 35th Massachusetts Volunteers, aged 25 years, was wounded at Petersburg, Virginia, September 30th, 1864, by a bayonet, which entered the left side, between the second and third ribs, penetrated the lungs, and emerged anteriorly near the sternum. He was treated in the field, and, on October 5th, was transferred to Finley Hospital, Washington. Simple dressings were applied to the wound. Death occurred on October 7th, 1864. The case is reported by Surgeon G. L. Pancoast, U. S. V.