American Civil War Medicine & Surgical Antiques

Surgical Set collection from 1860 to 1865 - Civilian and Military

Civil War:  Medicine, Surgeon Education & Medical Textbooks

 Dr. Michael Echols  &  Dr. Doug Arbittier

 

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Civil War Era Surgical Sets, Surgeon's Images

Civil War Surgeon Education & Medical Textbooks

Established 1995    .     Dr. Michael Echols Collection

 

As seen in:  Warman's Civil War Collectibles, Antique Week, Northeast Antiques, and various TV programs, Antiques & Collecting publications

Tripler's Form For Examining A Recruit, Sept. 1862

 

Form signed by 'Inspecting Surgeon' John M. Smith

 

"To be filled up according to instructions in Tripler's Manuel"

 

Tripler's book is in the Echols' collection

 

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Recruit: Osmond Ames, age 21, occupation: farmer

Vaccinated for smallpox

Examined by John M. Smith, who was authorized by Surgeon Gale

Town of Barnstable, Hyannis, Mass.

History of the Forty-fifth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, Company D:

AMES, OSMOND Private. Age 21, Barnstable (Osterville); entered. Sept. 12, 1862; m. i. Sept. 26, 1862. Discharged on S. C. of D. Oct. 30, 1862, as Rejected Recruit. (See M. O. R.)

 

Private Osmond Ames, company D, 45th Mass Vols (9 month regiment).  Residence, Barnstable, Ma., Mustered Sept 26, 1862; Termination of service - October 30th, 1862

Private Osmond Ames age 21 discharged for disability.  Osmond Ames listed as either seriously ill or wounded during the Civil War.

 

Today, Barnstable is a world-renowned tourist destination. Many prominent Bostonians spent their summers on the Cape shores, as did Presidents Ulysses S. Grant and Grover Cleveland. However, the most famous family to summer in the town was, and still is, the Kennedy family, who can still be found living in the Kennedy Compound in Hyannis Port. It was the summer home of President John F. Kennedy during his administration, and it was likewise the home of Senator Ted Kennedy until his death.


During the Civil War: While there were many volunteers, of 914 men in Barnstable County that were drafted, only seven actually served in the military, the remainder either purchasing substitutes or being physically unfit. Two of those draftees that did see action were African Americans, Charles Ellis of Hyannis and George Clark of Sandwich. Fifteen Cape men were captured and imprisoned in the infamous camp at Andersonville, GA. Only three survived to return home.

 

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Civil War Medical Collections 

 

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:

INDEX

Navy Surgeon Exams:

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

Surgeon CDVs, Images:

Army: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8    INDEX

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

Hosp Dep't Bottles, Tins, 

U.S. Army Pannier:

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

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Last update: Monday, December 12, 2016