Title: Shields, James

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), 87.

Keywords:on special wounds and injuries of the headwounds and injuries of the headgunshot woundsgunshot wounds of the scalpcomplications from intercurrent diseasespneumonia reported as cause of deathquestioned if pulmonary complications were not embolic phenomena, indicating metastatic fociquestioned whether cases were not more properly classified under head of pyæmiapneumonia

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e5434

TEI/XML: med.d1e5434.xml

CASE.—Private James Shields, Co. I, 69th New York Volunteers, received, at the battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia, December 13th, 1862, a gunshot wound of the scalp. He was admitted to the hospital of the Third Division, Ninth Corps, on December 14th, was sent to the Armory Square Hospital, Washington, D. C., and, on December 19th, transferred to the DeCamp Hospital, New York Harbor, where he died, on January 9th, 1863, of pneumonia. Surgeon T. Simons, U. S. A., recorded the case.