Dr. William Duncan papers

Dr. William Duncan papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Dr. William Duncan papers
Creator: Duncan, William
Inclusive Dates: 1861-1873
Language(s): English
Extent: 2 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms1056
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Dr. William Duncan, Confederate Assistant Surgeon with the 10th Georgia Infantry Regiment, stationed in Virginia from 1861-1862. Due to pressing business at his home in Savannah, he returned there in March 1862, but by December of that year he had been reappointed Assistant Surgeon and served as a medical officer in the Savannah area.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence, military appointments, receipts, orders of Dr. William Duncan relating to his service in the 10th Georgia Infantry Regiment in Virginia (1861-1862) and later as a surgeon in the Savannah area. Of particular interest is a list of medicines and hospital stores received at Thunderbolt Battery, Dr. Duncan's Oath of Pardon, and a request for travel to Europe in 1865. Other items included in the collection are notes and orders signed by T. J. Charlton or George P. Harrison, Jr. and one letter from Michael L. Cass.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Duncan papers, ms1056, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

Portions of this collection have been digitized and are available online as part of America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Papers, 1861-1863 Access Online
12Blank War Department and CSA forms and certificates Access Online

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