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Private and official papers of U.S. Army and Confederate Army medical officers: Thomas S. Latimer 1861-1900
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Collection Scope and Content Note


The collection combines official documents and correspondence relating to certain Union and Confederate surgeons during the Civil War (1861-65), the immediate post-war period (1866), and the Spanish-American War (1898). Invoices, orders, receipts, reports and correspondence from and about E. Lloyd Howard and Thomas S. Latimer describe activities of Confederate surgeons. Their forms and correspondence include items from Generals Jubal Early, A. P. Hill, Samuel Jones, John Withers, and John Echols; Secretaries of War Judah P. Benjamin, James Seddon and George Randolph and Assistant Secretary Albert T. Bledsoe; Secretary of the Navy Stephen R. Mallory; Surgeon General Samuel Preston Moore; Medical Director of the Army of Northern Virginia Lafayette Guild and surgeons Thomas H. Williams, Hunter McGuire and William H. Geddings. Documentation from and about Edward C. Woodbury and James Lawrence Turner describe activities of Union surgeons. Their forms and correspondence include items from Generals George W. Morell and C. H. Gausche; Surgeon General Joseph K. Barnes and surgeons Wylie H. Forsythe, James P. Prince, L. W. Goldsborough, Charles Tennant and John H. Janeway.

Also included are a series of subscription requests for the Confederate states medical and surgical journal (1863) sent to Thomas Latimer; admission cards to medical lectures issued to Henry E. Woodbury (1861-1863); random forms from the Union and Confederate medical departments; literature about the Association of Acting Assistant Surgeons (1892-1900) as well as some brief items relating to Molyneaux Turner's work as a surgeon during the Spanish American War.

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