Title: Sanders, Monroe P.

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), 499.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the chestgunshot wounds of the chestpenetrating gunshot wounds of the chesttreatment by hermetically sealingdisability total and permanentfractured clavicleball passed through lung and emerged under scapula

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e19484

TEI/XML: med.d1e19484.xml

CASE.—Private Monroe P. Sanders, Co. F, 93d Pennsylvania Volunteers, aged 17 years, was wounded at the Wilderness, Virginia, May 5th, 1864, by a conoidal ball, which fractured the clavicle of the right side, passed through the right lung, and emerged immediately under the right scapula. He was taken to the hospital of the 2d division, Sixth Corps, where the wound was hermetically sealed by Assistant Surgeon B. Howard, U. S. A. On May 25th, he was transferred to Lincoln Hospital, Washington, and, on July 19th, to Mower Hospital, Philadelphia. When admitted, both wounds had healed; fracture united. Patient stooped a little, and could not take a full inspiration on the right side. He was transferred to the 118th company, 2d battalion, Veteran Reserve Corps, January 27th, 1865, and discharged from service on May 29th, 1865. Pension Examiner George P. Lineweaver reports, June 10th, 1869, that "the posterior wound is unhealed and constantly discharging. He has cough, with expectoration of mucus, arid complains of difficulty of respiration. Disability total and permanent."