Dr. William Duncan papers

Dr. William Duncan papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Duncan, William
Title: Dr. William Duncan papers
Dates: 1861-1873
Quantity: 2.0 folders
Coll. Number: ms1056

Biographical/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 Note

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.

Index Terms

Cass, Michael L.
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 10th.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Medical care.
Savannah (Ga.)
Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

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.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Duncan papers, ms 1056. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Papers, 1861-1863 View online.
2Blank War Department and CSA forms and certificates View online.