CASE.—Private David Jones, Co. B, 1st Massachusetts Volunteers, aged 26 years, was wounded at the battle of Spottsylvania​, Virginia, May 9th, 1864, by a conoidal musket ball, which entered above and to the left of the left eye, passed in a direct line through the integuments over the temporal region, and emerged four inches from the point of entrance. He was conveyed to the Second Division Hospital at Alexandria, and, on May 21st, was transferred to Mower Hospital, Philadelphia. The wound was swollen and painful, and bled freely. On May 24th, the temporal artery was ligated in its continuity, in front of the ear, and half an inch below the wound, by Acting Assistant Surgeon S. D. Marshall. An attack of erysipelas was checked by local applications of iodine and of lead water. The patient recovered, and was, on July 7th, 1864, sent to the hospital at Beverly, New Jersey, whence he deserted on July 23d, 1864.