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N.R. Moseley
N.R. Moseley

Federal (USV)


Nathaniel Richards Moseley

(c. 1829 - 1889)
Home State: Massachusetts
Command Billet: Medical Director
Branch of Service: Medical
Unit: 2nd Division, I Corps


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was appointed Surgeon of the 61st New York Infantry on 14 June 1861, and Surgeon, US Volunteers on 17 October.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was Medical Director of the 1st Division, First Army Corps at Antietam.

The remainder of the War:
By May 1864 he was Surgeon in charge of Emory Hospital in Washington DC.

After the War:
He was honored by brevet to Lieutenant Colonel on 13 March 1865 for faithful and meritorious service during the War, and was honorably mustered out of the Service on 23 September 1865. He was a resident of New York City and a member of the County Medical Society and Harlem Medical Association when he died of heart disease at about age 60.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Service dates from Heitman1. The photograph here from a CDV in the collection of Drs. Echols and Arbitter2. There is another CDV of him in the collection of the NY State Military Museum. His post at Emory Hospital from a New York Times casualty list. Death information in a notice in the The Medical Record, a New York weekly, of 16 February 1889. His last name is spelled Mosely in some Army documents.

Birth State: MA    
College: University of Pennsylvania    Graduating Year: 1853    
Death Date: 2/9/1889    Death Place: New York, NY    


1   Heitman, Francis Bernard, Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, 2 volumes, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1903, Vol. 1, Pg. 731  [AotW citation 12144]

2   Echols, Dr. Martin, and Dr. Doug Arbitter, American Civil War Medicine & Surgical Antiques, Published c. 1995, first accessed 01 May 2005, <http://www.medicalantiques.com/civilwar/index.html>, Source page: /civilwar/Articles/Moseley_N_R.htm  [AotW citation 12145]

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