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Label
1869
Inclusive dates
1869
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Language
eng
Summary
Letters, 1869, of Thomas McFadden (1825-1883) of Westerville, Ohio, to Lewis McKenzie (1810-1895), president of the Alexandria, Loudoun, and Hampshire Railraod, and to Colonel H. S. McComb (1828-1881) of Wilmington, Delaware, detailing his geological survey along the proposed route of the Alexandria, Loudoun, and Hampshire railroad through Virginia and West Virginia. He offers astute analysis on the geological and mineral formations of the region as well as on the local inhabitants
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Thomas McFadden was born 9 November 1825 in Rushville, Ohio. He studied medicine and practiced in Rushville until he moved to Westerville, Ohio, in 1855. McFadden served as the town doctor and began a career at Otterbein College, becoming professor of natural science. When the Civil War began, he enlisted as a surgeon with the 46th Ohio Infantry. He was honorably discharged in 1862 because of poor health, but reenlisted in 1863 and served as a surgeon at Camp Chase. After the war ended, he returned to his duties at Otterbein College. McFadden married Rebecca Hartley and they had at least three children. McFadden died 9 November 1883.
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Vi
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Letters
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!UNKNOWN LABEL
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http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/lva/vivadoc.pl?file=vi00712.xml
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Extent
  • 16
  • 8
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000503975
Type of unit
  • leaves and
  • p.

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