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J. McL. Hayward
J. McL. Hayward

Federal (USV)


John McLean Hayward

(1837 - 1886)
Home State: Massachusetts
Command Billet: Regimental Surgeon
Branch of Service: Medical
Unit: 12th Massachusetts Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He received his MD from Harvard in 1858. From Boston, he enrolled as Assistant Surgeon, 12th Massachusetts Infantry on 26 June 1861. He was appointed Surgeon on 29 April 1862.

The remainder of the War:
He was captured and paroled at Warrenton, Va in November 1862 (certificate of parole signed by Capt. Robert Randolph of the Black Horse Cavalry, 19 November). He resigned his commission on account of illness and was discharged 22 April 1863. He was briefly post surgeon at the Long Island conscript camp in Boston Harbor, and then began private practice in Boston. He received a patent for a type of military ambulance in 1865.

After the War:
He was honored for his War service by brevet to Major, US Volunteers (to date from 13 March) in October 1865. He had a successful surgical practice in Wayland, Massachusetts after the War.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic service data from Soldier, Sailors, and Marines1, with details from a collection of his family's papers at the Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston. His photograph from the MOLLUS-Massachusetts Collection, US Army Military History Institute2.

Place of Birth: Boston, MA    
College: Harvard Medical School    Graduating Year: 1958    
Death Place: Wayland, MA    


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pg. 3  [AotW citation 12512]

2   US Army, Military History Institute (USAMHI), Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS)-Massachusetts Photograph Collection, Published 2009, <http://cdm16635.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/search/collection/p16635coll12/>, Source page: www.ahco.army.mil/site/index.jsp  [AotW citation 12513]

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