Title: Lyon, Zeba S.

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), 556-557.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the chestoperations on the chestligationsligations of the axillaryligations of branches of the axillaryhæmorrhage from circumflex arteryfractures of right scapula and fourth ribball lodged in lungsecondary hæmorrhage

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e20000

TEI/XML: med.d1e20000.xml

CASE.—Private Zeba S. Lyon, Co. I, 17th Vermont Volunteers, aged 20 years, was wounded at Petersburg, Virginia, April 2d, 1865, by a conoidal ball, which fractured the middle and anterior border of the right scapula and the fourth rib, passed into the lower lobe of the right lung, and lodged. He was taken to the field hospital of the Ninth Corps, and, on April 6th, was transferred to Slough Hospital, Alexandria. Light cold-water dressings and stimulants were used until April 14th, when hæmorrhage occurred from a small branch of the circumflex artery, which was ligated at the time. On the 16th, hæmorrhage recurred from a deeper branch. Several minor branches of the circumflex artery were cut down upon and ligated by Surgeon Edwin Bentley, U. S. V. The patient lost in all about twenty ounces of blood. Nourishment and stimulants were administered. Death resulted on April 21st, 1865. The necropsy revealed the course of the ball. The lower lobe of the right lung had undergone decomposition; the upper lobe was congested.