Title: Kealey, John

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), 76.

Keywords:on special wounds and injuries of the headwounds and injuries of the headgunshot woundsgunshot wounds of the scalpgunshot scalp wounds followed by encephalitisterminated fatally from inflammation of the brain or its membranesno primary lesions of the skullscalp wound of vertex from conoidal musket ballinflammation of brain

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e4350

TEI/XML: med.d1e4350.xml

CASE.—Corporal John Kealey, Co. A, 99th Pennsylvania Volunteers, aged 21 years, received, while on the picket line before Petersburg, Virginia, September 12th, 1864, a gunshot scalp wound of the vertex, from a conoidal musket ball. He was admitted, on September 15th, into the field hospital of the Third Division, Second Corps. On September 19th, the patient was sent to field hospital of the Second Corps, and, on the same day, he was transferred to Washington, where, on September 21st, he was admitted into Emory Hospital. Inflammation of the brain set in, and death followed, October 3d, 1864. Surgeon N. R. Moseley, U. S. V., reported the case.