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Collection Reference Number GLC02649.18
From Archive Folder Collection of Dr. Thomas A. McParlin 
Title Charles H. Crane to Thomas McParlin discussing financial and military matters
Date 27 October 1864
Author Crane, Charles H. (1825-1883)  
Recipient McParlin, Thomas A.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Major Crane, a surgeon and assistant to the Surgeon General, discusses financial matters with Dr. McParlin. Praises McParlin's work and notes that "The Secretary of War and the Surgeon General were much pleased with their visit." Indicates he will visit McParlin with a man named Abbott, and invites McParlin to his new home. Notes that "demonstrations have commenced on 'the left,' under Hancock, and I trust that, final and complete success may be speedily attained." Crane refers to Boydton Plank Road Engagement of Oct. 27, a Union attempt to take the South Side Railroad. Hancock was unsuccessful and Union casualties numbered well over 1000. On Surgeon General's Office stationery.
Subjects Hospital  Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Union General  Health and Medical  Finance  Lincoln's Cabinet  Government and Civics  Entertaining and Hospitality  Battle  Confederate States of America  Railroad  
People Crane, Charles Henry (1825-1883)  McParlin, T. A. (Thomas Andrew) (1825-1897)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme The American Civil War; Health & Medicine
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Additional Information Folder Information: Includes personal and professional letters and documents to and from Dr. Thomas A. McParlin, medical director of the Army of Virginia and the army of the Potomac during the Civil War. Among the individuals represented in this archive are Secretary of War Simon Cameron, Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, generals George Meade, George D. Ruggles, John Pope, Rufus Ingalls, noted reformer Dorothea Dix, and numerous Civil War medical officers. Documents include wartime and post-war items. Of particular interest is a lengthy (40 page) manuscript report, prepared by McParlin for General William A. Hammond, chronicling his efforts as during the campaign of the Army of Virginia during the summer of 1862. Thomas Andrew McParlin (1825-1897) of Maryland was a surgeon in the U. S. Army from the time of the Mexican War to after the Civil War. By the end of the latter conflict, McParlin had become Medical Director of the Army of the Potomac and was present during the siege at Petersburg. McParlin was appointed Assistant Surgeon, 03 March 1849; appointed Major, Surgeon, 21 May 1861, breveted Lieutenant Colonel, for faithful and meritorious service in the field, 01 August 1864; breveted Brigadier General for meritorious and distinctive service at New Orleans where cholera and yellow fever prevailed, 26 November 1866; breveted Colonel, for faithful service during the war, 13 March 1865; appointed Lieutenant Colonel, Assistant Medical Purchaser, 13 April 1881; appointed Colonel, Surgeon, 16 September 1885. McParlin retired on 10 July 1889; he died eight years later (28 January 1897).
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
Civil War: Recipient Relationship Comrade  
Civil War: Theater of War Main Eastern Theater