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Surgeon of the Army William A. Hammond Civil War Albumen Print

Surgeon General Hammond was an Army Doctor from 1849 to 1860 when he resigned to teach at the University of Maryland. He rejoined in 1861, and was appointed Surgeon General with the rank of Brigadier General at the request of General McClelland. He founded three Army Hospitals at Frederick, Hagerstown, and Baltimore, and significantly expanding the Army Medical Corps to serve a million man Army. He was court martialed and dismissed the Service in 1864, but restored to his rank by President Grant in 1879. He was famous for treating Nervous Diseases, and was the author of a medical text book and 6 novels. He died in 1900.  The image is a large albumen print on card with two brass grommets in the upper left and lower right corners. Dimensions: 7.75 by 9.75 inches. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $30.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance. 

 

Condition:

Very good condition, with faint yellowing to the card on which the image is mounted, and a stain across the top. Witherell's strives to provide as much information and photographs as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Condition statements are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Witherell's. All lots are sold "AS IS" under terms and conditions. Please be advised we do not provide porters nor packing materials for pick ups. We do not accept credit cards. 

 

 

Estimate: $100 - $250
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$121
08/05/2021

 

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Witherell's strives to provide as much information and photographs as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Condition statements are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Witherell's. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms and Conditions. This auction has a buyer's premium of 21%.  Methods of payment are cash, check, money orders, or wire transfer for foreign payments. Please note we do not accept credit cards.