Charles Henry Crane (1825 - 1883)

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Birthplace: Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Death: Died in Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
Occupation: Surgeon General of the US
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About Charles Henry Crane

Charles Henry Crane B.A. M.A. M.D. (July 19, 1825 – October 10, 1883) was an American physician and the 13th Surgeon General of the United States Army (1882–1883). He was the son of Colonel Ichabod B. Crane

Crane received his B.A. from Yale College in 1844. He then went to the Harvard Medical School where he received his M.D. in 1847 Crane joined the army from Massachusetts on February 14, 1848.

In April 1865, Crane was one of the Doctor's attending President Lincoln at his death.

On July 29, 1866 Crane was confirmed by the US. Senate to be the Assistant Surgeon General of the Army under Surgeon General Joseph K. Barnes.

Crane began to serve as Acting Surgeon General of the Army when his predecessor resigned. Crane was subsequently nominated by President Chester A. Arthur for the permanent position. Crane's nomination was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 7, 1882, and he formally entered into his office on August 9, 1882.

Crane served as Surgeon General of the Army until his death on October 10, 1883.

DR. CHARLES HENRY CRANE....... Birth: Jul. 19, 1825 Newport Newport County Rhode Island, USA Death: Oct. 10, 1883 District Of Columbia, USA

Surgeon General of the US 3 JUL 1882 - 10 OCT 1883; Source: The Surgeon Generals of the US Army & Their Predecessors 1775 - 2000;

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"Appletons' cyclopaedia of American biography, Vol. II, New York, D. Appleton and Company, 1887"

"Charles Henry Crane, surgeon-general, U.S.A. b. in Newport R.I., 19 July 1825; d. in Washington D.C., 10 Oct., 1883. He was graduated at Yale in 1844 and studied medicine at Harvard medical school. In 1847 he passed the examination as acting assistant surgeon, and was at once ordered to Mexico, and after attaining the full grade of assistant surgeon, served with the army of invasion til July 1848. During the ten years that followed he was stationed in almost every state and territory of the Union, and was repeatedly in the field with expeditionary forces against the Indians, notably that against the Rogue river tribe in 1856. He was promoted surgeon, 21 May 1861, and in February, 1862, was assigned to duty as medical director, Department of Key West. On 30 June he was appointed medical director, department of the South. In September 1863, he was placed on duty in the surgeon-general's office in Washington, and became assistant surgeon-general, with the rank of colonel, 28 July, 1866. On the retirement of Surg.-Gen. Barnes, 3 July 1882, he became surgeon-general of the U.S. army. He received brevets to include the rank of brigadier-general in the regular service at the close of the civil war. One of his most noteworthy characteristics was the facility with which he managed the complicated routine of his office, and the good judgment that he brought to bear in reconciling the often conflicting interests of the army medical corps when it was at its numerical maximum during the civil war."

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 Ichabod B. Crane (1787 - 1857)
 Charlotte ? Crane (1798 - 1878)


Burial: Body lost or destroyed Plot: Section 1, Lot 62W

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Gen. Charles H. Crane (USA), 13th Surgeon General of the US Army's Timeline

July 19, 1825
Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
October 10, 1883
Age 58
Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States