Title: Infant, James

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 pneumoceleasphyxialung wounded, missile perforating deep pulmonary tissueedge of lobe protruding uninjured

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e19682

TEI/XML: med.d1e19682.xml

CASE.—Private James Infant, Co. G, 5th New Hampshire Volunteers, aged 19 years, was wounded at Petersburg, April 2d, 1865, by a conoidal musket ball, which entered just below the left nipple and emerged to the left of the sixth dorsal vertebra, penetrating the left lung. He was admitted to the field hospital of the 2d division, Ninth Corps, and thence transferred by rail to the Second Corps Hospital, at City Point, sent thence by hospital steamer to Washington, and admitted to Armory Square Hospital on April 16th. A portion of the lung, two by five inches, protruded through the wound of entrance. Death occurred from asphyxia on April 18th, 1865. The case is reported by Surgeon D. W. Bliss, U. S. V.