Title: Norris, Richard

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 in front of ear and emerged back of mastoid processhemorrhage from occipital artery

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e4904

TEI/XML: med.d1e4904.xml

CASE.—Private Richard Norris, Co. C, 1st United States Cavalry, aged 32 years, was wounded at the battle of the Wilderness, Virginia, May 8th, 1864, by a conoidal musket ball, which entered in front of the right ear and emerged two inches back of the right mastoid process. He was admitted into Finley Hospital, Washington, D. C., on May 11th, 1864. On May 25th, hæmorrhage occurred from the occipital artery, which was ligated by Acting Assistant Surgeon F. G. H. Bradford. The man recovered, and was discharged on July 20th, 1864, on account of the expiration of term of service. Surgeon G. L. Pancoast, U. S. V., reported the case.