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Books and Documents > The Medical Department of the United States Army from 1775 to 1873

APPENDIX B


REGISTERS OF MEDICAL OFFICERS

OF THE 

UNITED STATES ARMY


In the following tables an attempt has been made to give the military history of every officer of the Corps since the organization of the first infantry in 1789. For convenience sake they are divided into three parts, the first embracing the period before the establishment of the office of Surgeon General, the second the three years from 1818 to 1821, and the third the period after the reorganization of the Corps in the latter year. Although this arrangement necessitates the repetition of a number of names it was found necessary, as the designations and duties of medical officers differed so much in each of these periods as to render it impracticable to place them all under one heading. The first of the following registers is as correct as it can be made, in view of the absence of any official Army Register previous to 1800, except two in manuscript, both of which were imperfect. The most of the information about the medical officers of this period has been obtained from Gardner's "Dictionary of the Army," and it is probable that some names have been omitted. The second and third registers are believed to be complete, being taken entirely from the official records of the War Department.


I.    FROM 1789 TO 1818

II.     FROM 1818 TO 1821

III.     FROM 1821 TO THE PRESENT TIME

IV.    MEDICAL OFFICERS OF "ADDITIONAL FORCE FOR MEXICAN WAR"

V.    MEDICAL OFFICERS OF THE U.S. ARMY WHO HAVE BEEN KILLED IN ACTION SINCE 1789