Title: Finch, Miles

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), 505.

Keywords:wounds and injuries of the chestgunshot wounds of the chestpenetrating gunshot wounds of the chesttreatment by hermetically sealingball perforated thoraxasthenia

Civil War Washington ID: med.d2e36063

TEI/XML: med.d2e36063.xml

CASE.—Private Miles Finch, Co. L, 2d Pennsylvania Cavalry, aged 30 years, was wounded at Todd's Tavern, Virginia, May 8th, 1864, by a conoidal ball, which perforated the right side of the thorax. He was admitted, on the same day to the field hospital of the 2d division, Cavalry Corps, where the wound was hermetically sealed by Assistant Surgeon B. Howard, U. S. A. On May 12th, he was sent to Douglas Hospital, Washington. Stimulants were administered. Death resulted on May 23d, 1864, from asthenia. The case is reported by the operator.