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1862 Nov. 27
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1862 Nov. 27
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eng
Summary
Letter, 27 Nov. 1862, sent from Samuel P. Moore (1813-1889), Surgeon General for the Confederate States of America, to Dr. Monro Banister (b. 1818) concerning a smallpox scare in Amelia, Virginia, vaccination against the disease, and the use of the Amelia County Courthouse as a hospital. Banister was the head surgeon at the Amelia County Courthouse hospital
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  • Samuel Preston Moore, physician and Surgeon-General of the Confederate States of America, was born in 1813 in Charleston, South Carolina the son of Stephen West and Eleanor Screven Gilbert Moore. He studied medicine at the Medical College of South Carolina where he graduated with a M.D. in 1834. Upon graduation Moore entered the United States Army medical service where he served until the start of the Civil War. This included service on the western frontiers in Florida, New York, and Louisiana and during the Mexican War along the Rio Grande River. Jefferson Davis appointed Moore the Surgeon-General in 1861 and he retained the post until the close of the war. Moore was parolled at Appomattox Courthouse and after the war he abandoned medicine to focus on the promotion of education and agriculture.
  • Despite acute shortages of supplies during the Civil War including drugs, supplies, and skilled physicians, Moore effectively managed the medical service of the C.S.A. He obtained medicines from plants indigenous to the southern states, established examining boards to weed out ineffective physicians, and adopted the one-story pavilion hospital. This style hospital soon was adopted by the United States Union Army and continued to be used through the close of World War I. Moore was married to Mary Augusta Brown in 1845. He died on 31 May 1889 in Richmond, Virginia.
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  • The Library of Virginia
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2
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Amelia County Chancery Causes
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000500711
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Photocopies.
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p.

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