Title: Tighe, 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), 555.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the chestoperations on the chestligationsligations of the axillary arteryattempt to tie vessel unsuccessfulgunshot wound of chest and armintermediary hæmorrhage

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e19979

TEI/XML: med.d1e19979.xml

CASE 11.—Private Charles Tighe, Co. F, 56th Massachusetts Volunteers, aged 18 years, received a gunshot wound of the left chest and arm at Petersburg, Virginia, June 16th, 1864. The ball entered at the middle of the pectoralis major of right side, passed through the left axilla, and emerged at the upper third of the arm, outer aspect, wounding the axillary artery. He was at once admitted to the hospital of the 1st division, Ninth Corps, where simple dressings were applied to the wound. On the 19th, he was transferred to Harewood Hospital, Washington. On July 1st, intermediary hæmorrhage to the amount of twelve ounces occurred, and on the next day Surgeon R. B. Bontecou, U. S. V., ligated the axillary artery. The hæmorrhage did not recur, but the patient died July 4th, 1864, from exhaustion. The case is reported by the operator.