Gen. R.S. Satterlee, U.S.A.

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Title:Gen. R.S. Satterlee, U.S.A.

Portrait of Richard Sherwood Satterlee (1798-1880), who was assigned to duty in New York City as attending surgeon and Medical Purveyor for the Union Army during the United States Civil War (brevet brigadier general). Removal of the wounded from the battlefield was generally effected by means of hand litters or stretchers. In the beginning of the war the Satterlee, or U. S. Regulation litter, was supplied to the regiments. The Satterlee was replaced with a lighter, less bulky stretcher. He was brevetted brigadier general "for diligent care and attention in procuring proper medical supplies as medical purveyor and for economy and fidelity in the disbursement of large sums of money."

Local identification number: ULPA 1986.87.13

Types:Albumen prints | Cabinet photographs
Subjects:Portraits | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Military personnel--Union | Generals--American--1860-1870 | Generals | Military uniforms | Military officers | Satterlee, R. S. (Richard Sherwood), 1798-1880
Collection:General Orlando M. Poe Collection, 1836-ca. 1890
Institution:University of Louisville Libraries
Original Material:

4.25 x 6.5 in. b&w cabinet card. Item Number ULPA 1986.87.13 in the General Orlando M. Poe Collection, University of Louisville Photographic Archives.

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