Title: Rogers, Thomas K.

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), 22.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the headincised and punctured woundsincised fractures of the craniumdepressed skull fracturewounded by sabre-cutsabre-cut over left supra-orbital ridgefractured frontal bone

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e2195

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Rogers, Thomas K., Private, Co. C, 5th Alabama Infantry, aged 41 years, was wounded near Petersburg, Virginia, April 2d, 1865, by a sabre-cut over the left supra-orbital ridge extending upwards and backwards two inches, and fracturing the frontal bone. On April 8th, he was admitted to Lincoln Hospital, Washington. A few days after his admission his photograph was taken for the collection of Photographs of Surgical Cases of the Army Medical Museum. The picture is No. 6 of Volume 3 of that series. It is well copied in the right-hand figure of the group in Plate I. On April 20th, the patient showing symptoms of compression, Surgeon J. Cooper McKee, U. S. Army, applied the trephine about one inch above the supra-orbital ridge and elevated the depressed bone. On May 27th, the patient was recovering rapidly, having manifested no bad symptoms since the removal of the bone. The large incision in the integument was cicatrizing favorably, covering the dura mater, so that pulsation was no longer visible. On June 14th, 1865, the patient had completely recovered, and, upon taking the oath of allegiance, he was released.

PLATE I, facing p. 4. SABRE WOUNDS OF THE HEAD. Private T. K. Rogers. 5th Ala. (Rebel) Inf.