Title: Meixner, 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), 132.

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 mastoidal region of the temporalouter lamina of contiguous portion of temporal fracturedconoidal ball fractured outer plate of mastoid process of temporal bonehæmorrhage from occipital artery

Civil War Washington ID: med.d1e9641

TEI/XML: med.d1e9641.xml

CASE.—Private Henry Meixner, Co. F, 61st Pennsylvania Volunteers, aged 23 years, was wounded in the defences of Washington, D. C., on July 12th, 1864, by a conoidal ball which fractured the outer plate of the mastoid process of the temporal bone. He was, on the same day, admitted to the Mount Pleasant Hospital. The wound became gangrenous, and on July 30th hæmorrhage to the amount of ten ounces occurred from a branch of the occipital artery. On the following day hæmorrhage recurred, but was arrested by compression. On September 8th Meixner was furloughed, and on November 8th he was admitted to the hospital at Pittsburg​, and on May 22d, 1865, discharged from the service. His name is not upon the Pension List.