FULL STANDING CDV OF 51ST PENNSYLVANIA ASSISTANT SURGEON WHO ALSO HAD NAVY SERVICE

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Image shows a balding Union soldier posed with one hand resting on a column. He wears a dark commercial sack coat with veteran stripes on each sleeve and an id shield on his chest. He also wears a dark military vest with light trousers.

Image has good clarity and fair contrast. Mount and paper have light surface dirt from age and storage.

Reverse has photographer’s imprint for WM. STROUD… NORRISTOWN, PA. A modern pencil inscription reads “51st P.V.”

The image comes with a print out from a well-known Civil War website for Charles L. Green who served as assistant surgeon in the 51st Pennsylvania. The print out has a copy of an image of Green later in life and it is believed the soldier in the CDV is Green.

Charles Lanman Green was born in South Windsor, Connecticut in September of 1841.

The son of a Navy officer he served as his father’s clerk onboard the USS JAMESTOWN until the outbreak of the Civil War. He studied medicine at University Medical College in New York until he was commissioned assistant surgeon of the 51st Pennsylvania Infantry on July 3, 1863. Green was mustered out in September of that same year and returned to school graduating in 1864.

Upon graduation Green was commissioned into the US Navy Medical Staff on May 31, 1864 and served until January of 1870.

After the war he lived in Rhode Island and California where he died on March 14, 1922 and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.  [ad]

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