BUST VIEW OF LONG SERVING NEW YORK SURGEON RICHARD H. COOLIDGE

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Image is a bust view engraving of Dr. Richard H. Coolidge.

Image is in very nice condition. Mount and paper are good. Period ink inscription under the image reads “DR. COOLIDGE.”

Reverse has modern ID in pencil

Richard Henry Coolidge was born in Poughkeepsie, New York on March 10, 1820.

Coolidge was commissioned an assistant surgeon in the US Army on August 16, 1841 and was assigned to Fort Fairfield in Maine. He would remain there until July 1843 when he was transferred to Fort Gibson, Oklahoma.

He was serving in Washington, D.C. in 1850 when President Zachary Taylor became ill. Dr. Coolidge was called in to be part of his medical team but Taylor died on July 9.

In 1859 he was serving at West Point and when the Civil War began he was assigned to the Army Medical Staff. He was commissioned lieutenant colonel & medical inspector on June 11, 1862.

He died in North Carolina on January 23, 1866 and is buried in Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C.  [AD]

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