Title: Herrick, Henry

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), 501.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the chestgunshot wounds of the chestpenetrating gunshot wounds of the chesttreatment by hermetically sealingball entered anteriorly between second and third ribs, passed out behind scapulaball injured apex of lungdisability permanent

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e19570

TEI/XML: med.d1e19570.xml

CASE.—Private Henry Herrick, Co. H, 5th Michigan Volunteers, aged 20 years, was wounded at Petersburg, Virginia, June 16th, 1864, by a conoidal ball, which entered anteriorly between the second and third ribs, injured the apex of the right lung, and passed out behind the scapula. He was taken to the hospital of the Second Corps, where the wound was hermetically sealed. On the 24th, he was transferred to Mount Pleasant Hospital, Washington. On January 4th, 1865, he was sent to Harper Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, whence he was discharged from service on February 5th, 1865. A communication from the Commissioner of Pensions, dated April 8th, 1868, states that Herrick is a pensioner, his disability being rated one-half and permanent. The case is reported by Surgeon O. Everts, 20th Indiana Volunteers.