91st PA--entries from a catalogue of the US Army Medical Museum relevant to the 91st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (US Civil War, 1861-1865)

91st PA--catalogue of the US Army Medical Museum

[Catalogue of the United States Army Medical Museum. Prepared under the direction of the Surgeon General, U. S. Army. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1866.]
[transcribed from Google Books, 27 December 2010]
[six entries]


[page 170]

2893. f. 85. The lower half of the right humerus and the upper portions of the bones of the forearm. The external condyle was carried away and the humerus obliquely fractured in its lowest third by a conoidal ball. The head of the radius, which may have been touched by the bullet, is partly absorbed, and the articular surface of the olecranon is carious. The humeral extremity is spongy and partly absorbed. A slender sequestrum, nearly detached, occupies the shaft on the posterior surface, and fringes of fragile callus border the fracture.

Private H.B. [sc. Henry Bozier], "K," 91st Pennsylvania, 18: Petersburg, 19th June: admitted hospital, Washington, 24th June: amputated by Surgeon N. R. Mosely, U.S. Vols., 21st July, 1864.

Contributed by Acting Assistant Surgeon H. G. Bates.



[page 201]

1733. f. 9. The lower halves of the bones of the forearm. The heads of three metacarpal bones, all the carpals, and the extremity of the radius are shattered. The radius has two oblique fractures extending two inches up the shaft.

Corporal W.V. [sc. William Vance], "K," 91st Pennsylvania, 22: Petersburg, 27th October: admitted hospital, Washington, 4th November: amputated by Acting Assistant Surgeon J. H. Thompson, 8th November, 1864: discharged the service, 20th July, 1865.

Contributed by Assistant Surgeon Philip C. Davis, U. S. Army.



[page 244]

1343. c. 4. The upper extremity of the right femur, with an oblique perforation of the great trochanter and neck. The hip joint was opened secondarily and the articular surface is roughened.

Private L.P.L. [sc. Lewis Lammey], "K," 91st Pennsylvania, 17: Chancellorsville, 3d May: admitted Field Hospital, Army of the Potomac, 13th May: admitted hospital, Washington, 14th June: died from exhaustion, 25th June, 1863.

Contributed by Assistant Surgeon W. Thomson, U.S. Army.



[page 297]

1324. f. 41. The two upper thirds of the left femur, being a stump, after death by pyaemia following amputation for fracture of the knee. A second conoidal ball had entered the thigh in the middle third, but could not be found during life. After death it was found in perfectly healthy tissue, but not encysted, having grazed the posterior portion of the bone. The specimen shows the shaft to have necrosed its entire length, with a large ring of callus, like an exostosis, half an inch above the extremity.

Captain T.H.P [sc. Theodore Parsons], "C," 91st Pennsylvania, 29: shot while saving the regimental colors, Chancellorsville, 3d May: admitted hospital, Georgetown, 9th; amputated, 11th May. died of pyaemia, 26th June, 1863.

Contributed by Assistant Surgeon H. W. Duenebet [?], U.S. Vols.



[page 342]

2832. f. 50. The bones of the right knee, with the outer tuberosity of the tibia fractured by a conoidal ball passing obliquely from above downward.

Private W. W. [sc. William Wolf], "H," 91st Pennsylvania: Petersburg, 18th June: amputated in the lowest third of the thigh, Alexandria, 5th July: died, 9th July, 1864.

Contributed by Surgeon E. Bentley, U.S. Vols.



[page 460]

3409. b. 14. A wet preparation of the left common carotid, ten days after ligation for secondary hemorrhage, showing a fair clot.

Corporal G. P. [sc. George S Philips], "H," 91st Pennsylvania, 28: bullet entered left side of chin and lodged beneath the angle of inferior maxilla, place and date not reported: admitted hospital, Washington, 31st October: secondary haemorrhage arrested by compression, 4th November: common carotid tied by Surgeon N. E. Mosely, U.S. Vols., for securing haemorrhage, 6th: died from exhaustion, 16th November, 1864.

Contributed by Acting Assistant Surgeon W. H. Combs.


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