Title: Bowman, George 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), 516.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the chestgunshot wounds of the chestpenetrating gunshot wounds of the chesthernia of the lungtraumatic pneumocelegunshot wound through ninth rib below axilla, ball emerging near spine on same levelhernia of portion of viscera at point of entrance

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e19673

TEI/XML: med.d1e19673.xml

CASE.—Private George W. Bowman, Co. K, 4th New York Heavy Artillery, aged 17 years, was wounded at Spottsylvania​, May 19th, 1864, by a conoidal ball, which entered four inches below the left axilla, and emerged two inches to the left of the spinal column, on the same level. He was admitted to Armory Square Hospital, May 22d, 1864. Hernia of a portion of the viscera occurred from point of entrance and was ligated by Acting Assistant Surgeon D. W. C. Van Slyck. He was furloughed July 1st, readmitted August 20th, again furloughed November 23d, and readmitted January 28th, 1865. On February 2d, 1865, he was returned to duty, and mustered out September 26th, 1865. Pension Examiner W. C. Wade, Holly, Michigan, reports, November 12th, 1869: "Gunshot wound through ninth rib below left scapula, ball emerging near spine, having penetrated the abdominal cavity. Pieces of bone have been removed, and part of the omentum sloughed away; the muscles of the side are weakened. Disability three-fourths."