War of the Rebellion: Serial 073 Page 0696 THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Chapter L.

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ing set in. Both of these operations were performed by Surg. E. Shippen, U. S. Volunteers, medical director Twenty-third Army Corps, and both were unfavorable cases. The third was an amputation of upper third of thigh by Doctor Rodgers; the patient never reacted. Surg. J. F. Kimbley, Eleventh Kentucky, in addition to his supervision of the brigade depots, assisted at the operating table as occasion required, and rendered valuable service in both positions. The wounded under his supervision have been uniformly as well cared for at the depots as circumstances required. Asst. Surg. S. E. Sheldon, One hundred and fourth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, has also rendered valuable services as an assistant at the operating board and in procuring medical supplies. Asst. Surg. G. W. Jones, Sixty-third Indiana, has had charge of the records of the division, and a more faithful, prompt, and efficient assistant I could not hope to find. And in closing this part of my report I beg leave to state that the medical staff of this division, with very few exceptions, have been active, industrious, and energetic, and in no instance have they failed to heartily co-operate with me in carrying out any measure that had for its object the good of the troops serving in the division.

Your attention is respectfully called to the following statistics, drawn from the division records, to include the interval between June 11 and September 10, 1864:

Total number--

Taken on sick report ..................................... 6,778

Wounded .................................................. 559

Sent to general hospital ................................. 2,094

Died from disease ........................................ 12

Died from wounds ......................................... 61

The latter number includes those brought from the battle-field mortally wounded.

OPERATIONS PERFORMED.

Amputations of--

Thigh, upper third ........................... 1-Result, died.

Thigh, middle third .......................... 2-Result favorable.

Thigh, lower third ........................... 8-Result favorable.

Leg .......................................... 7-Result favorable.

Arm .......................................... 2-Result favorable.

Fore-arm ..................................... 4-Result favorable.

Hip joint .................................... 1-Result, died.

EXCISIONS.

Excision of--

The femur (removal of fragments and rough ends of the bone) and ligation of femoral in same case ............. 1-Result favorable.

Arm .......................................... 4-Result favorable.

Fore-arm (radius) ............................ 4-Result favorable.

Fore-arm (ulna) .............................. 3-Result favorable.

Shoulder joint ............................... 5-Result favorable.

Elbow joint .................................. 2-Result favorable.

Wrist joint .................................. 1-Result favorable.

Ligation of axillary artery .................. 1-Result, died.

Minor operations .............................44-Result favorable.

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Total number of operations ...................90--Deaths, 3.

The case in which the axillary artery was tied terminated fatally. The operation was performed on the third day in consequence of the formation of an aneurism. The patient was not in a favorable condition. The arm was cold and perfectly paralyzed (at one time there was a slight movement of the fingers possible, but this was soon gone), and although there was no direct injury of the axillary plexus,