Crawford, Samuel Wylie, 1829-1892,

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Birth 1827-11-08
Death 1892-11-03

Biographical notes:

Samuel Wylie Crawford was an army surgeon and a Union general in the Civil War.

From the description of S. W. Crawford letter to Justice Blatchford, 1887 July 2. (University of California, Santa Barbara). WorldCat record id: 748442379

Brigadier General and U.S. Army surgeon in Civil War, and author of Genesis of the Civil War (published in 1887); native of Pennsylvania; graduated, 1846, from University of Pennsylvania, after which he studied medicine; in 1851 became an assistant surgeon in the U.S. army and served in various forts in the southwest, principally in Texas; in 1860, Crawford was stationed at Fort Moultrie and later at Fort Sumter (at Charleston, S.C.), where he commanded a battery during the bombardment from Confederate forces; retired from military service in 1873.

From the description of Samuel Wylie Crawford papers, 1860-1886. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 34607885

Crawford, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and its medical school, entered the US Army as a surgeon. In 1861 he moved to the infantry and served there until he retired in 1873. At the time of the Battle of Gettysburg Crawford was in command of the Pennsylvania Reserves Division.

From the description of [Notes] 1863 Jul. 1-3, at the battlefield Gettysbg / S. W. Crawford. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 212205890

Physician and army officer of Pennsylvania.

From the description of Samuel Wylie Crawford papers, 1860-1892. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981129

Assistant surgeon, U.S. Army, in Texas, New Mexico and Kansas, 1851-1860; Civil War general commanding various divisions; retired, 1873, as brigadier general.

From the description of Papers, 1883. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 28514918

Civil War historian, from Montgomery (Montgomery Co.), Ala.

From the description of Papers, 1861-1870. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20649275


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