Title: Kullman, Henry

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), 82.

Keywords:on special wounds and injuries of the headwounds and injuries of the headgunshot woundsgunshot wounds of the scalphæmorrhage, hemorrhagesecondary hemorrhage from wounds of scalpsuccessfully treated by ligating wounded vesseldischarged on account of expiration of terms of serviceconoidal musket ball entered anterior to ear, passed through pavilion, and emerged behind conchahemorrhage from temporal artery

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e4862

TEI/XML: med.d1e4862.xml

CASE.—Corporal Henry Kullman, Co. I, 27th Wisconsin Volunteers, aged 25 years, was wounded in an engagement before Petersburg, Virginia, July 30th, 1864, by a conoidal musket ball, which entered anteriorly to the right ear, passed through the pavilion, and emerged just behind the concha. He was at once admitted to the hospital of the First Division, Ninth Corps, and, on August 1st, was sent to the Harewood Hospital, Washington, D. C. On August 14th, hæmorrhage, amounting to four ounces, occurred from the temporal artery, which was ligated in its continuity by Surgeon R. B. Bontecou, U. S. V., a ligature being placed above and below the wound. Hæmorrhage did not recur. On September 3d, 1864, the patient was sent to the Mower Hospital, Philadelphia, and, on May 30th, 1865, was mustered out of service. The case is reported by the operator, Surgeon R. B. Bontecou, U. S. V.