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N.R. Moseley

N.R. Moseley

Federal (USV)


Nathaniel Richards Moseley

(c. 1829 - 1889)

Home State: Massachusetts

Education: University of Pennsylvania, Class of 1853

Command Billet: Medical Director

Branch of Service: Medical

Unit: 2nd Division, I Corps

Before Antietam

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

On the Campaign

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

The rest 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 & 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.


c. 1829 in MA


2/9/1889; 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, <>, Source page: /civilwar/Articles/Moseley_N_R.htm  [AotW citation 12145]