Title: Donkersley, W. B.

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), 717-718.

Keywords:wounds and complicationsshot woundseffect of missiles and projectiles on bony structureflesh wound of inguinal regionball entered groin, flattened itself on bone without producing fracture

Civil War Washington ID: med.d2e26336

TEI/XML: med.d2e26336.xml

CASE 1058.—Private W. B. Donkersley, Co. I, 2d New Jersey, was wounded at Chancellorsville, May 2, 1863. He was admitted, on May 8th, into Douglas Hospital, Washington. Acting Assistant Surgeon Carlos Carvallo reported: "This patient received a flesh wound of the right inguinal region; ball extracted on field; doing well, wound suppurating." At the end of a week Donkersley was transferred to Satterlee Hospital,Philadelphia, whence Acting Assistant Surgeon J. H. Hutchinson reported: "This man received a wound from a conical ball which entered the right groin and flattened itself on the bone without producing fracture. He lay upon the field all night, and was removed Sunday morning and the ball extracted. From the time of the wound on Saturday afternoon until Sunday morning he was entirely insensible, and remembered nothing from the time of receiving the shot until he roused to consciousness in an ambulance on Sunday. After reaching this hospital on May 17th, he did well, and went on duty as clerk in the Commissary Department on June 1, 1863." The patient was transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps in September, 1863, and discharged from service May 31, 1864. He is not a pensioner.