Title: McElroy, T. P.

Source text: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion. (1861-65.), Part 3, Volume 2 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1883), 703.

Keywords:wounds and complicationsshot woundsexplosive ballsexplosive ball struck lower jaw on side of chinball burst and comminuted boneball removed with several fragments of bonedeserted from hospital

Civil War Washington ID: med.d2e25734

TEI/XML: med.d2e25734.xml

CASE 1037.—Private T. P. McElroy, Co. F, 81st Pennsylvania, aged 46, wounded at Spottsylvania​, May 12, 1864. Treated in Washington and Annapolis hospitals, and admitted, on August 18, 1864, into hospital at York, Pennsylvania. The following record of the case appears upon an unsigned case-book: "An explosive ball struck the lower jaw on the left side of the chin, bursting and comminuting the bone. The ball was removed by Dr. Vanderkieft, surgeon-in-charge of the Naval Academy Hospital, on May 21, 1864. Several fragments of bone were removed at the same time and several had come away before. The wound is now healed externally but discharges slightly into the mouth." McElroy deserted from hospital October 14, 1864.