Title: Grover, George E.

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), 496.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the chestgunshot wounds of the chestpenetrating gunshot wounds of the chestgunshot wounds of both lungfractured sternumbleeding from lungsdisability total and permanent

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e19463

TEI/XML: med.d1e19463.xml

CASE.—Sergeant George E. Grover, Co. C, 3d Maine Volunteers, aged 40 years, having been wounded at Manassas, Virginia, on August 30th, 1862, was sent to Washington, and admitted to Mount Pleasant Hospital on September 1st. A conoidal ball had passed through the right arm, thence into the chest near the right nipple, through both lungs, badly injuring them, and fracturing the sternum, emerged outside of the left nipple. Bleeding from the lungs occurred on September 8th, 9th, and 10th. The wounds were stopped with plugs of lint and dressed simply; brandy, iron, and quinine were administered, and the patient, recovering, was discharged from service on May 20th, 1863, and pensioned. A communication from Pension Examiner J. W. Toward, under date of September 30th, 1867, reports that the patient's sternum is quite tender and sore. He has raised blood from the lungs very often. The lungs are very painful and irritable; there is severe cough, especially on laying down, and the patient is unable to perform any severe manual labor. His disability is rated total and probably permanent.