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The original source of this collection of Civil War CDV's is Civil War surgeon, Charles Henry Alden, Brigadier General, Medical Corps, U.S. Army

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This collection of CDV's has NOT been fully researched yet and there ARE errors and omissions.  Any help in supplying information or sources on the individuals would be greatly appreciated. 

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AD 2a

DeWitt Clinton Peters, U.S.A.

Roster: Assistant Surgeon DeWitt C. Peters, 1st US Vols. Infantry

N.Y., N.Y.

Asst. Surg. Aug. 1854, resigned Oct. 1856; Asst. Surg. June 1860, Major Surg. July 1866; Retired 1875, Died 1876

Prior to the Civil War, DeWitt Clinton Peters was stationed at Ft. Massachusetts, New Mexico Territory and later at Ft. Davis Texas. When Gen’l Twiggs turned over US posts under his command to the Confederates, men from Ft. Davis who were loyal to the Union attempted to make their way back North. Their journey was interrupted by the firing upon Ft. Sumter. Peters and the men he was with were taken prisoner at San Antonio, TX. As an officer, Peters was exchanged and paroled for a Confederate surgeon held at Ft. Warren in Boston, Harbor. He was assigned command of Stuart Mansion Hospital, later called the Jarvis U.S. General Hospital in Baltimore, MD. The Jarvis was a 1500 bed hospital. According to family oral tradition, Peters and his wife Emily (seven-months pregnant with their son, also to be named DeWitt Clinton Peters) were attending Ford’s Theater the night of Lincoln’s assassination. After the Civil War, Peters was assigned as surgeon in charge of the hospital in Fort Union, New Mexico.

AD 2b

Andrew Hermance Smith

N Y, N Y

Asst. Surgeon 43 NY infantry, 31 Dec 1861 Surgeon 94 NY Infantry II Mav to 5 Sept 18 52; Asst Surg T SA 17 July 1862;  bvt and maj 13 Mar 1865 for fai and iner dur the war res 24 Apr 1868

Not in Roster;

AMA data:

Name: Andrew Smith
Death date: Dec 22, 1913
Place of death: Carnegie, PA
Type of practice: Allopath

AD 2c

Blencowe Eardley Fryer

Born in England, Pennsylvania; Asst surgeon, 28 May 1861; Major surgeon, 30 Oct 1867; Lt. Col asst medical purveyer, 28 Aug 1890, Brevt Capt and Maj, 13 Mar 1865; retired, 24 Feb 1891

(Also listed as Freyer)

(Medical Purveyors Office stamp dated Aug. 13, 1865)



AD 2d

"Compliments of St. J. W.  Mintser, Surgeon, U.S.A. to his friend, Surgeon C.H. Alden, U.S.A"

St. John Watkins Minster; 

Pa., Pa.

Surg. 25 Pa. Inf. June, 1861; Asst. Surg. U. S. V. June, 1863; Surg. Vol. June 1863; Brev. Lt. Col. 1865; died Dec. 1894

Roster:  Surgeon J. W.  Mintzer, U.S. Vols., Phila., Pa. To Surgeon U.S. V. 1863

AD 2e

Surgeon Lewis A. Edwards, U.S.A., Oct. 17, 1865

D.C., D.C.,

Asst. Surg. Aug. 1846; Major Surg. Feb. 1861; Lt. Col. Surg. 1876; died 1877

Not in Roster or AMA

AD 2f

Horace Raquet Wirtz

Pa., Pa.,

Asst. Surg. Dec. 1846; Major Surg. April 1862; Brev. Lt. Col. March 1865; died 1874

Not in the Roster;

AMA data:

Name: Horace Raguet Wirtz
Death date: Jan 24, 1874
Place of birth: PA
Type of practice: Allopath
Medical school(s): University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, 1846, (G) 

AD 2g

Charles Tripler Alexander


Asst Surg 1 Oct 1856; Major surg 9 Feb 1863;  Lt Col Surg 26 July 1886 Col.  Chief Medical  Pur veyor, 11 Sept 1891;  Bvt Col 13 Mar 1865 for fai and mer ser dur the war and Col 27 Feb 1890 for gal ser in action against Indians at Clearwater Idaho 11 and 12 July 1877 retd 3 May 1897

Name: Charles Tripler Alexander
Death date: Feb 28, 1918
Place of death: Washington, DC
Birth date: 1833
Type of practice: Allopath
Places and dates of practices: US Army, Sep 20, 1913, Washington, DC, Sep 20, 1915 

AD 2h

Alexander Ingram

Scotland Ohio, Ohio

Asst. Surgeon May 1861; lost at sea, 30 July 1865.

Not in AMA

AD 2i

Charles E. Goddard, Asst. Surgeon, U.S.A.

N.Y., N.Y.

Asst. Surg. May 1861; Maj. Surg. Jan. 1868; died 1886

AMA data:

Name: Charles E. Goddard
Death date: Jan 4, 1886
Place of death: Ft. Yates, ND
Type of practice: Allopath
Practice specialities:GS General Surgery 

AD 2j

John William Severin Gouley,  Jan 7, 1863

La., N.Y.,

Asst. Surg. May 1861; Resd Feb. 1864

Not in Roster

AMA Data:

Name: John William Severin Gouley
Cause of death: senile debility
Death date: Apr 26, 1920
Place of death: Brooklyn, NY
Birth date: 1832
Place of birth: New Orleans, LA
Type of practice: Allopath
Practice specialities: GS General Surgery
Places and dates of practices: New York, NY, 1853
Hospital affiliations: Bellevue Hospital, 1898, St. Vincent's Hospital, Central Park Military Hospital
Medical school(s): Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, 1853, (G), NY-05 New York University Medical College, New York: Univ. of City of New York Med. Dept., 1878, (G)
Other education: Private masters
Professorship: Vermont Medical College, Woodstock, anatomy

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Direct links to all medical & Civil War collections on this site                         

American Surgical Sets:

Pre-Civil War:  1 | 2  -   Post-Civil War:  3  -  Civil War 1861-1865:  4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8   INDEX

Medical Text-Books:

1 | 1a | 2 | 2a | 3 | 3a | 4 | 4a | 5 | 5a | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 9a | 10 | 11 | 12    INDEX

Surgeon General's Office Library printed catalogues: 1840 | 1864 | 1865
Medical Lecture Cards: 1 | 2 | 34 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21    INDEX

Medical Faculty and Authors:


Navy Surgeon Exams:

1863 Navy Surgeon Applicant Exams with Biographies   INDEX ONE | INDEX TWO

Surgeon CDVs, Images:

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Navy: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8   

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