Title: Logan, W. J.

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), 850-851.

Keywords:wounds and complicationshospital gangreneshot wound of footbullet entered front of heel, passed directly upward through top of foot, many pieces of bone extractedamputation of leg at junction of upper and middle thirdsgangrene of footaneurismaneurysm from gunshot wound of footgangrene, impaired arterial circulation

Civil War Washington ID: med.d2e28794

TEI/XML: med.d2e28794.xml

CASE 1213.—Private W. J. Logan, Co. K, 9th Pennsylvania Reserves, aged 23 years, received a shot wound of the left foot, at Bull Run, August 30, 1862. The bullet entered the front of the heel and passed directly upward through the top of the foot. Many pieces of bone were extracted. The patient was discharged from service at Carver Hospital, Washington, November 5, 1862, and pensioned. Dr. John Kirker, of Pittsburg​, reported, April 15, 1870, that on December 23, 1869, he "amputated the left leg at the junction of the upper and middle thirds because of dry gangrene of the foot produced under the following circumstances: He received a gunshot wound of the foot which so injured it as to compel him to rest chiefly on the heel in walking, causing, in my judgment, aneurism​, which gradually developed during the summer of 1869. Dr. A. M. Pollock operated for aneurism​ in my presence. Dry gangrene resulted from impaired arterial circulation, it commencing in the original wound, and had involved the whole foot at the time the operation of amputation was performed." The pensioner was paid in June, 1876.