Confederate States Army and Navy Surgeons Association records
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Confederate States Army and Navy Surgeons Association records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Association of Army and Navy Surgeons (Confederate States of America)
Title: Confederate States Army and Navy Surgeons Association records
Dates: 1874-1889
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0167

Biographical/Historical Note

The Confederate States Army and Navy Surgeons Association formed in Richmond, Virginia, in August of 1863. Its purpose (as stated in a circular in these papers) was "For the advancement of science – to rescue from oblivion all the important medical and surgical facts developed within the armies of the Confederate States during the late war..." General Samuel P. Moore, former Surgeon General of the Confederacy, served as the association's president. The association apparently ceased to function sometime in the 1880s.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of 13 items: 4 item of correspondences; 2 broadsides; 2 sets of meeting minutes; 5 service reports. The service reports, submitted by Confederate surgeons, relate their stations during the Civil War, including Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Manassas, and Richmond, Virginia.


Index Terms

Association of Army and Navy Surgeons (Confederate States of America)
Broadsides (notices)
Confederate States of America--Societies, etc.
Convention of Confederate Surgeons. (1874)
Habersham, Joseph, -1855.
Letters (correspondence)
Manassas (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Medical Association of Georgia.
Medicine, Military--Confederate States of America.
Medicine--Societies, etc.
Military hospitals--United States.
Minutes (administrative records)
Richmond (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Confederate States Army and Navy Surgeons Association records, MS 167, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Dr. Robert P. Myers, 1889.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Digital Version(s)

View Online: Confederate States Army and Navy Surgeons Association records 1874-1889


Container List

 
Item 1: J.P. Logan letter to unknown recipient. Atlanta, 1874 May 13 ( 1.0 p. )
Enclosing circular regarding forthcoming convention of Confederate Surgeons.
 
Item 2: Circular enclosed with Item 1. Broadside, circa 1874
 
Item 3: Minutes of the meeting of the Association. Savannah, 1874 May 16 ( 4.0 p. )
Circular (Item 2) copied verbatim in these minutes.
 
Item 4: Minutes of the meeting of the Association. Savannah, 1874 July 24
 
Item 5: Edwin P. Newton letter to "My Dear Doctor." Athens, 1874 July 4
Enclosing circular advertising publication of proceedings of the Convention of the Association.
 
Item 6: Enclosure with Item 5. Broadside, 1874 June 17
 
Item 7: Joseph Clay Habersham letter to A. P. Myers. Savannah, 1874 August 18 ( 2.0 p. )
Enclosing sketch of his Confederate States Army services; enclosure attached.
 
Item 8: Robert P. Myers letter to William Harden, 1889 March 29 ( 1.0 p. )
Enclosing papers of the Confederate States Army and Navy Surgeons Association for the Georgia Historical Society.
 
Items 9-10: Two sketches of Confederate States Army service of Dr. Alexander Jenkins Semmes, undated
 
Item 11: Sketch of Confederate States Army service of Dr. W.A. Spence, undated ( 1.0 p. )
 
Item 12: Sketch of Confederate States Army service of Dr. Brodie S. Herndon, undated ( 1.0 p. )
 
Item 13: Sketch of Confederate States Army service of Dr. Robert Pooler Myers, undated ( 1.0 p. )