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Huge Archive of the Surgeon of the 5th Pennsylvania Reserves
Item #: A764
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Here is a fantastic archive of a Doctor that served during the Civil War. This huge grouping consists of 6 diaries; 163 letters, notes, and essays written by surgeon Cromwell Orrick Johnson. It also has 10 personal papers, dating from 1856-1864. Most of the notes and essays were written during the Civil War, but were not taken during his term of service. Instead of enlisting in the war immediately, Cromwell Johnson finished his studies. He began his post-secondary career at Allegheny College in Meadville, PA, and after graduating, he served as principal for the Louisiana Institute in Missouri for two years. Johnson began studying medicine at the Medical University in New York. He took spurious notes in school and kept a daily journal from the last years of his teens until his graduation in 1863. His case notes, personal essays, and other writings are available in the lot. Graduating in the spring of 1863, Johnson used his medical training on the battlefield. He enlisted as an assistant surgeon of the 5th Pennsylvania Reserves, also known as the 34th Pennsylvania, on March 9, 1863, and attempted to heal wounded men at the Battle of Gettysburg. Hand disease forced him to resign on September 29, 1863, but he returned to service with the Minnesota Cavalry in Brackett's Battalion on March 19, 1864 to fight against American Indian uprisings. He died before reaching the age of 30 at Bloody Run on December 21, 1864. Documents related to or during his service include: February 19, 1863 pass from Allentown to Reading; May 1864 receipt; July 2, 1864 receipts from Fort Rice in Dakota Territory; a list of medical and hospital supplies, August 14, 1864; a pass authorized by General Sully for Johnson to travel to Fort Randall; 2 receipts from Fort Randall for surgical instruments and other tools, October 1864; letter from Captain Nathaniel Pope allowing Johnson to travel by steamer; and a receipt for a steamer ticket on October 21, 1864. Other items include a sophomore exhibition pamphlet from Allegheny College dated March 16, 1859, and a copy of a speech Johnson gave while a sophomore. You get this whole massive archive for $2,950.

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