Title: O'Donnell, Constantine

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), 129.

Keywords:on special wounds and injuries of the headwounds and injuries of the headgunshot woundsgunshot contusions of the cranial bonesgunshot fractures of the external table of the cranium alonefractures of the external wall of the frontal sinusgunshot fracture of external table of frontal sinussequestra removeddeath from compression of brain

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e9362

TEI/XML: med.d1e9362.xml

CASE.—Private Constantine O'Donnell, Co. G, 184th Pennsylvania Volunteers, aged 34 years, was wounded at the battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia, June 3d, 1864, receiving a gunshot fracture of the external table of the frontal sinus. He was admitted to the 2d division, Second Corps, field hospital, and on the 7th was conveyed to the Carver Hospital at Washington. Several sequestra were removed, and simple dressings were applied. On the 11th he was transferred to the Haddington Hospital, Philadelphia, and on June 26th death supervened from compression of the brain.