1864 Civil War Document Signed By Reed B Bontecou Historic Ephemera Very Rare
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1864 Civil War Document Signed By Reed B Bontecou Historic Ephemera Very Rare:
This is a Very Rare, Historic CIVIL WAR ERA Document.
This is a Hospital admissions document to The United Sates Army Hospital 'Harewood' in Washington D.C. for a Union Soldier issued in 1864 During the Civil War.
Hand signed be famous Surgeon, Reed B. Bontecou, who was Head of Surgery at Harewood Hospital at the time.
The paper measure 8"x4"
Reed Brockway Bontecou(April 22, 1824 – March 27, 1907) was an American surgeon, whose extensive photographic documentation of soldiers' wounds during theCivil War informed medical treatment, and were widely used to determine the degree of injury which determined of post-war pension payments.
He graduated B. S.Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1842; was instructor in botany and zoology, 1843; studied medicine with Drs. John Wright and Thomas C. Brinsmade of Troy; attended lectures, medical department, University of the City of New York, 1844–45; made a trip up the Amazon river, 1846, to collect flora and fauna for the Troy Lyceum of Natural History; graduated M. D., Castleton, Vermont, Medical College, 1847, and began to practice in Troy with Dr. Thomas C. Brinsmade.
April 13, 1861, he enlisted in the Civil War as surgeon, Second Regiment, New York State Volunteers, with rank of major and operated on the field at Big Bethel, the first battle of the war.This is a Very Nice piece of historic significancethat would make a great addition to any collection of Militaria, Americana or Historic Ephemera
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