Title: Millineth, H.

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), 590.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the chestoperations on the chestexcisionsballs and foreign bodies lodgedremarkable lodgement of foreign bodies on post-mortemball entered beneath clavicleball buried in soft tissues and encystedball excised one year afterwardtyphoid fever

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e20346

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CASE 25.—Private H. Millineth, Co. E, 9th New York Zouaves, was wounded at Roanoke Island, February 8th, 1862, by a round musket ball, which entered beneath the anterior convexity of the clavicle and buried itself in the soft tissues. The wound healed without trouble, the ball becoming encysted. Millineth entered Armory Square Hospital, at Washington, a year afterward, with typhoid fever. When convalescent, the ball was detected in the supra scapular​ fossa, and was excised, April 28th, 1863. The man was discharged, well, May 4th, 1863, on the expiration of his term of service. Surgeon D. W. Bliss, U. S. V., presented the specimen, figured in the wood-cut (FIG. 296).

FIG. 296.—Round ball extracted from supra scapular​ fossa, fourteen months after injury. Spec. 4488, Sect. I, A. M. M.