Title: Ware, Robert C.

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), 505.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the chestgunshot wounds of the chestpenetrating gunshot wounds of the chesttreatment by hermetically sealingfractured fourth and fifth ribsrib fractures involving lungtraumatic pleuro-pneumonia

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e19620

TEI/XML: med.d1e19620.xml

CASE.—Sergeant Robert C. Ware, Co. E, 1st New York Dragoons, was wounded at the Wilderness, May 6th, 1864, by a conoidal musket ball, which fractured the fourth and fifth ribs of the right side, involving the lung. Assistant Surgeon B. Howard, U. S. A., hermetically sealed the wound upon the field. Being conveyed to Washington, the patient was admitted into the Douglas Hospital, on May 11th, where he suffered from traumatic pleuro-pneumonia, from which, in spite of careful treatment, he died on May 18th, 1864. The case is reported by the operator.