A Conspectus of The Pharmacopaedias of
the London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Colleges of Physicians, and of the United
States Pharmacopaeia. A Practical Compendium of Materia Medica and
Pharmacy by Anthony Todd Tomson, M.D, F.L.S. Fellow of the Royal College.
Seventh American Edition, Edited by
Charles A Lee, M.D., Professor of Gen. Pathology and Mat. Med. in Geneva Med.
Published New York, by William Wood, 389
Broadway, 1862 for the U. S. Army Hospital Department
Signed in the front cover by Major James
E. Dexter, Surgeon 40th Regiment, N.Y. Infantry. Below the
signature are notes by someone about the Richmond, Va. engagement where Surgeon Dexter
apparently lost this book. See
details about the
notes below the signature.
Cover page signed by Major James E. Dexter. Notes
below his signature are apparently by someone who found this book and
made notes about Richmond, James
River, and the Yankee "Skedaddle".
other information about above left copy of book page.
Copy of Regimental Roster (right) showing Surgeon Dexter's unit.
Dexter was present at White Oak conflict:
several names including Nelson’s Farm, Frayser’s Farm, Charles City Crossroads,
White Oak Swamp, New Market Road, Riddell's Shop, this skirmish occurred on the
same date as the White Oak conflict, also in Henrico County. On June 30, Huger’s,
Longstreet’s, and A.P. Hill’s divisions converged on the retreating Union army
in the vicinity of Glendale or Frayser’s Farm. Longstreet’s and Hill’s attacks
penetrated the Union defense near Willis Church, routing McCall’s division.
McCall was captured. Union counterattacks by Hooker’s and Kearny’s divisions
sealed the break and saved their line of retreat along the Willis Church Road.
Huger’s advance was stopped on the Charles City Road. “Stonewall” Jackson’s
divisions were delayed by Franklin at White Oak Swamp.
The 40th NY
(Constitution Guards, Mozart regiment) was at Gettysburg, July 1863, and heavily involved in the fighting at
plum run (bloody run) at the foot of little round top before devil's
den. Dr. Dexter resigned 1864. Mustered out July 1864.
Size: small 6 3/8 in. x 4 in. x
1 1/4 in. (Field size text book similar to Smith's surgery manual, in
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