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John Green. Surgeon in Union Army during Civil War.

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Identifier: N41238

Title: John Green. Surgeon in Union Army during Civil War.

Description: John Green, Civil War Union surgeon, in formal seated carte de visite portrait. He is wearing civilian clothing and is sitting on a carved and upholstered chair, with a small bit of studio draping with fringe behind the chair. Green, a Massachusetts native, studied in London, Paris, Berlin, and Vienna before beginning private practice in Boston. During the Civil War he became acting assistant surgeon in General U. S. Grant’s Army of the Tennessee, a Union force in the war’s western theater. After the Battle of Shiloh in April 1862 Green took charge of the hospital boats Ella and Fanny Bullitt and worked closely with the Western Sanitary Commission.

Rights: UND

Place: United States

Dates: ca. 1860

Type(s): Carte De Visite Photograph

Maker/Creator: J. W. Black, Boston

Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865
Union Army
carte de visite
black and white
civilian clothing
Science and Medicine


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