Title: Hope, Theodore A.

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), 480.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the chestgunshot wounds of the chestpenetrating gunshot wounds of the chestpenetrating and perforating wounds without fracture.missile traversed thoracic cavity incompletely, lodging withinpneumoniaball lodged in diaphragm

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e19265

TEI/XML: med.d1e19265.xml

CASE.—Captain Theodore A. Hope, Co. E, 91st Pennsylvania Volunteers, aged 26 years, was wounded at Five Forks, Virginia, March 31st, 1865, by a conoidal ball, which entered the right chest three inches above the nipple, between the second and third ribs, passed downward through the lung, and lodged in the left side of the diaphragm. Hæmoptysis occurred on the reception of the injury. He was taken to the hospital of the 1st division, Fifth Corps, where he remained until April 29th, when he was transferred to Armory Square Hospital, Washington. There was pneumonia of right side when admitted. Poultices were applied to the wound, and anodynes and stimulants given. Morphia, in half-grain closes, was given hypodermically twice a day. On June 1st, the patient vomited a large amount of bilious matter, which would also flow from the wound after a short cough. On August 19th, he was transferred to Douglas Hospital, Washington, and on the 30th to Mower Hospital, Philadelphia, whence he was discharged from service on October 28th, 1865. Pension Examiner J. H. Gallagher reports, February 14th, 1866, that "walking and exercise cause lancinating pains in the chest, and dyspnœa. There is constant dull heavy pain in the left side, at the point of lodgement of the ball. In dull and changeable weather he is weak and depressed; countenance distressed." No further report to March, 1872, when the Captain was still an invalid.