Title: McCoy, Ellsby

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), 567.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the chestoperations on the chestexcisionsexcisions of portions of the ribsexcision or removal of portions of the ribsball entered chest, fractured fourth rib, lodged in axillafractured rib resectedgeneral anesthesia, chloroform

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e20080

TEI/XML: med.d1e20080.xml

CASE 4.—Corporal Ellsby McCoy, Co. D, 20th Maine Volunteers, aged 19 years, was wounded at Poplar Grove Church, Virginia, September 30th, 1864, by a conoidal ball, which entered the chest on the left side, fractured the fourth rib, and, glancing, lodged in the axilla on the same side. He was taken to the field hospital of the Fifth Corps, and, on October 7th, was transferred to Lincoln Hospital, Washington. On October 20th, Assistant Surgeon J. C. McKee, U. S. A., administered chloroform and extracted the ball through an incision made along the border of the lattissimus dorsi muscle; the end of the fractured rib was also resected. The patient was discharged from service March 23d, 1865. He is not a pensioner.