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A. Hurd

A. Hurd

Federal (USV)

Surgeon

Anson Hurd

(1824 - 1910)

Home State: Ohio

Education: Ohio Wesleyan University, Starling Medical College, Class of 1849

Command Billet: Regimental Surgeon

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 14th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

He graduated from medical school in 1852 and set up a practice in Oxford, IN. He also served in the State Legislature in 1861 before he was commissioned Assistant Surgeon, 20th Indiana Infantry on 23 July. He resigned on 9 January 1862, but was commissioned Surgeon and mustered into service with the 14th Indiana Infantry 21 April 1862 after their previous Surgeon George W. Clippenger resigned.

On the Campaign

He was in charge of a field hospital on the Otho J. Smith Farm near Keedysville after the battle, which was photographed by Alexander Gardner between September 18th and 21st [more about photo]. He treated both Confederate and Federal wounded.

The rest of the War

He resigned his commission 28 December 1862 due to illness and exhaustion.

After the War

He moved to Findlay, OH in April 1863, and was there for the rest of his life. He published frequently, was active in medical associations and boards, and served a term on the Findlay town council.

References & notes

Service from the Adjutant General1 and the Historical Data Systems database. Details from Howard A. Kelly's American Medical Biographies (Vol. II, 1912) and Beers' History of Hancock County, Ohio (1886). His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from a photograph offered for sale, among a collection of other Hurd artifacts, by Alex Peck of Medical, Surgical, and Dental Antiques.

Birth

12/27/1824; Twinsburg, OH

Death

02/18/1910 in OH; burial in Maple Grove Cemetery, Findlay, OH

Notes

1   State of Indiana, Adjutant General's Office, and William H.H. Terrell, Adjutant General, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, 8 volumes, Indianapolis: (various) State Printers, 1865-1869, Vol. 2, pp. 113, 179  [AotW citation 18705]