Title: Wiggins, 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), 539.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the chestoperations on the chestligationsligations of the subclavianintermediary hæmorrhage from axillaryouter third of subclavian artery ligatedpartial paralysis of arm and hand, limb entirely disableddisability total

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e19800

TEI/XML: med.d1e19800.xml

CASE 4.—Private Charles Wiggins, Co. G, 9th New York Heavy Artillery, aged 21 years, was wounded at Petersburg, March 25th, 1865, by a minié ball, which entered one and a half inches below the clavicle, and emerged near the upper third of the axillary border of the scapula. He was admitted to Finley Hospital, at Washington, March 29th. Intermediary hæmorrhage from the axillary occurred; and, on May 7th, the outer third of the right subclavian artery was ligated. He progressed favorably, and was discharged from service on August 3d, 1865. The case is reported by Surgeon G. L. Pancoast, U. S. V. Pension Examining Surgeon M. D. Benedict reports, August 2d, 1865: "musket ball through right shoulder and axilla, resulting in partial paralysis of corresponding arm and hand; limb is entirely disabled at present; will probably improve. Disability total. Duration two years." In 1872, this pensioner's name was still borne on the rolls.