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Assistant surgeons in the Union army who became famous in after life

A. A. Woodhull was advanced to the rank of brigadier-general April 23, 1904. He became a lecturer at Princeton University, and is the author of several medical works. J. J. Woodward took charge of the pension division of the surgeon-general's office and of the Army Medical Museum, and helped to collect material for the ‘Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion.’ He attended President Garfield after he was shot. Charles R. Greenleaf was chief surgeon with the army in the field during the Spanish-American War, medical inspector of the army, 1898-99, and chief surgeon, Division of the Philippines. John Shaw Billings was in charge of the Medical Museum and Library in Washington until his retirement from the service in October, 1895. The following year he was appointed director of the New York Public Library, comprising the Astor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundations, which were consolidated.

Brevet lieutenant-colonel A. A. Woodhull

Brevet lieutenant-colonel J. J. Woodward

Brevet major Charles R. Greenleaf

Brevet lieutenant-colonel J. S. Billings


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