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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HERE IS 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 FORGE.
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.
THE SECOND 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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