2 1754&1768 Books Owned By Revolutionary War Surgeon General John Cochran Vafo For Sale
2 1754&1768 BOOKS OWNED BY
REVOLUTIONARY WAR SURGEON GENERAL JOHN COCHRAN vafo
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A RARE SET OF BOOKS OWNED BY THE SURGEON GENERAL OF THE “MIDDLE DEPARTMENT” OF
THE CONTINENTAL ARMY DURING THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR. HE HELPED TAKE CARE OF SICK TROOPS AT VALLEY
THERE ARE 2
BOOKS IN THIS LOT. THE FIRST IS VOLUME 3 ONLY OF THE PEERAGE OF IRELAND OR A
GENEALOGICAL HISTORY OF THE PRESENT NOBILITY OF THAT KINGDOM WITH THEIR
PATERNAL COATS OF AMRS ENGRAVEN ON COPPER BY MR LODGE 1754. THIS ONE IS SIGNED BY JOHN COCHRAN ON THE
TITLE PAGE AND A LATER FAMILY MEMBER FROM THE SLAYMAKER FAMILY. THERE IS ALSO AN OLD BOOKPLATE INSIDE THE
FRONT COVER. – ALL PAGES COMPLETE – SOME
MINOR FOXING/BROWNING – ORIGINAL LEATHERBINDING WITH SOME MINOR WEAR BUT
OVERALL IN GOOD SHAPE.
BOOK DATES TO 1768 AND IS TITLED: PRACTICAL DISCOURSES ON THE LEADING TRUTHS OF
THE GOSPEL BY JOHN WITHERSPOON PRESIDENT OF THE COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY (AND
LATER A MEMBER OF THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS) – THIS BOOK IS SIGNED BY STEPHEN
COCHRAN, JOHN’S BROTHER AS WELL AS ALEXANDER MITCHELL. IT IS NOT SIGNED BY JOHN BUT WAS IN HIS
LIBRARY NONETHELESS. THERE IS A
MANUSCRIPT ALPHABET INSIDE THE FRONT COVER – THE COVERS ARE DETACHED AND THERE
IS EVIDENCE OF ATTEMPTS IN THE PAST TO SEW THEM BACK ON. ALL PAGES COMPLETE – SOME FOXING/BROWNING –
THE BINDING HAS WEAR BUT IS STILL ALL ORIGINAL
Cochran was born in Sadsbury, Pennsylvania[disambiguation needed],
the son of Irish immigrants. He served as physician under Lieutenant-Colonel John
Bradstreet during his march on Fort
Frontenac in 1758. He was one of the founders of New Jersey Medical
Society and served as its president in 1769.
On April 10, 1777, Cochran was
made Physician & Surgeon General of the Middle Department of the Medical
Department of the Continental Army. Subsequently, he became Physician and
Surgeon General of the Continental Army and Director General of the Hospitals of
the United States (January 17, 1781 to 1783). Because of the infighting and
other troubles of his three predecessors as Surgeon General, he is considered
by some military medical historians as the "best of the Revolutionary
period chief physicians".
He was married to Gertrude
Schuyler, sister of Gen. Philip Schuyler. Cochran's descendants added a
final e to the family name. His grandson was General John Cochrane.
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