A MANUAL OF MILITARY SURGERY, PREPARED FOR…THE CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY—ID’D TO SURGEON J.K. McCLEAN, 61ST VIRGINIA INFANTRY

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By the order of the Surgeon-General. Published by Ayres & Wade, Richmond, 1863. Owner inscription, front eps, in ink and pencil—“For/ Surgeon 61st VA Regt./ J.K. McLean/ Surg. 61st VA.” 297 pp., 17 plates. In marbled card boards, 4.5 x 7”,  w/green cloth spine. Exhibits light cover scuffing & wear at the extremities. Else VG, w/tight spine and page signatures.

Born in 1835, John Knox McLean enlisted on 11/27/1862 as Surgeon, and was commissioned into Field & Staff 61st VA Infantry. He was listed as “detailed 5/15/1864.” Place not stated. No further record, date and method of discharge not given. His 61st VA regiment was attached to Mahone’s Brigade, Anderson’s Division, 1st Corps, ANV, from Sept. ’62 through May 1863, at which point Anderson’s Division was transferred to the 3rd Corps, which it served through April 1865. McLean died on 1/3/1883 and is buried in Old Saint Davids Episcopal Church Cemetery in Cheraw, Chesterfield County, SC.

Superb Confederate Medical collectible, surgeon ID’D. Accompanied by internet research material. Invites further research.   [jp/ld]

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