Title: Hale, Charles

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 arteriestreated by compressionfracture of the chestrupture of intercostal artery

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e19716

TEI/XML: med.d1e19716.xml

CASE.—Private Charles Hale, Co. F, 22d Massachusetts Volunteers, was wounded at the battle of Rappahannock Station, November 7th, 1863, by a fragment of a shell, which produced a severe fracture of the right side of the chest and rupture of an intercostal artery. Two days after the reception of the injury, the wounded man reached the Finley Hospital, where the bleeding was imperfectly controlled by compresses and styptics. The patient died on the following day from the effects of hæmorrhage. Surgeon B. B. Breed, U. S. V., reports the case.