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Collection Reference Number GLC02649.33
From Archive Folder Collection of Dr. Thomas A. McParlin 
Title Charles H. Crane to Thomas McParlin regarding a list of medical officers
Date 17 October 1866
Author Crane, Charles H. (1825-1883)  
Recipient McParlin, Thomas A.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Indicates that he is sending McParlin a list of medical officers (not included) the Secretary of War has recently breveted for their work combating cholera and requests a list of officers who "particularly distinguished themselves in this line of business." Indicates that the Surgeon General will recommend those men be breveted and McParlin be promoted to Brevet Brigadier General. Asks that the list be limited, that McParlin to obtain General Philip H. Sheridan's "approval & recommendation" in order to "lubricate" it with the Secretary, and that it be sent to the Surgeon General. Written on stationery of the Surgeon General's Office.
Subjects Hospital  Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Union General  Health and Medical  Cholera  Disease  Letter of Introduction or Recommendation  Government and Civics  
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). George B. Parker (b. 1826?) enlisted as a Assistant Surgeon on 3 September 1862 and commissioned in Company S, 42nd Infantry Regiment New York, he was discharged on 12 August 1863.
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