Title: Barrett, Anson A.

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), 526.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the chestgunshot wounds of the chesthæmorrhagewounds of the blood vesselswounds of the intercostal arteriessevered intercostal and bronchial arteriesball near sternum inferior margin of first rib, emerged near sixth dorsal vertebra

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e19707

TEI/XML: med.d1e19707.xml

CASE.—Private Anson A. Barrett, Co. E, 12th U. S. Infantry, was wounded at the battle of Cedar Mountain, August 9th, 1862, by a musket ball, which entered three inches to the left of the sternum, at the inferior margin of the first rib, and emerged near the sixth dorsal vertebra, severing in its course an intercostal and one of the larger bronchial arteries. He was conveyed by rail to the Third Division Hospital, at Alexandria, where he died from the effects of hæmorrhage, on August 17th, 1862.