Title: Jones, J. W.

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), 500.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the chestgunshot wounds of the chestpenetrating gunshot wounds of the chesttreatment by hermetically sealingpneumoniaball entered nipple, traversed lung, emerged near scapula

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e19541

TEI/XML: med.d1e19541.xml

CASE.—Private J. W. Jones, Co. E, 48th Georgia Regiment, was wounded at Manassas Gap, July 23d, 1863, by a conoidal musket ball, which entered half an inch above the left nipple, traversed the lung, and emerged near the spine of the left scapula. The wounds were closed on the field by Assistant Surgeon B. Howard, U. S. A., with silver sutures, and hermetically sealed. The patient was conveyed to Washington, and admitted, on July 30th, into Mount Pleasant Hospital, complaining of severe pain in the left side and shoulder; his breathing was short and painful; crepitant râles were distinguished over the left mammary region, and at the apex of the lung; pulse 100 per minute, and hard; countenance flushed; skin hot and dry; tongue white. On removing the dressings, there was a moderate discharge of tolerably healthy pus, attended by an almost instantaneous relief from dyspnœa and pain. The pneumonia yielded to treatment in a few days; and in about three weeks the wounds had healed, and the patient was dismissed from further treatment. On September 23d, he was transferred to Lincoln Hospital, Washington, whence he was transferred to the Old Capitol Prison on October 14th, 1863. The case is reported by Assistant Surgeon C. A. McCall, U. S. A.