(1823 - 1889)
Home State: New York
Education: Albany Medical College,
College of Physicians and Surgeons, Class of 1848
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 89th New York Infantry
He was a physician in private practice in Elmira, NY. He enrolled at Elmira, NY for three years and mustered as Surgeon, 89th New York Infantry on 29 November 1861 at age 38.
On the Campaign
He treated wounded soldiers on the field at Antietam on 17 September 1862 and was afterward in charge of the field hospital known as Locust Spring on the Geeting Farm, Keedysville, MD.
The rest of the War
He was later in charge of the US Army hospital on Folly Island, Charleston, SC. He was Division field surgeon and then the Director of Field Surgery, Army of the Potomac. He mustered out on 4 December 1864, but re-enrolled, and was discharged 19 May 1865 at Richmond, VA.
After the War
He continued in practice in Elmira. In 1885-88 he helped plan and establish the Arnot-Ogden Hospital there.
References & notes
Service information from the State of New York1. Personal details from his memorial in the Transactions of the Medical Society of the State of New York (1889). Thanks to Laura Elliott for the pointer to Squire by way of his field treatment of Private G.W. Ard, 2nd Georgia. His gravesite in Elmira and a cenotaph in Gravesville, NY are on Findagrave.
More on the Web
03/31/1823; Russia, Herkimer County, NY
11/27/1889 Elmira, NY; burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY