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Frost, Carlton Pennington

Age: 32, credited to St. Johnsbury, VT
Unit(s): 15th VT INF
Service: comn SURG, 15th VT INF, 10/2/62 (10/8/62), resgd 5/3/63; later SURG of Board of Enrollment, 2nd Congressional District, until 6/15/65

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Birth: 05/29/1830, Sullivan, NH
Death: 05/24/1896

Burial: Dartmouth College Cemetery, Hanover, NH
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 84951717
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: VHS off-site
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None

Great Grandfather of Edwin Brant Frost IV, Newnan, GA

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(Library of Congress)


Frost, Carlton Pennington, Hanover, N. H., was born, May 29th, 1830, at Sullivan, N. II., his parents being Benjamin and Mary C. (Brant) Frost. He was educated at the Thetford (Vt.) academy, Dartmouth coll., Dartmouth med. coll., and New York med. coll., graduating from both institutions in 1856. After spending several months in the hospitals on Blackwell's Island, he commenced the practice of his profession in St. Johnshury, Vt., in July, 1857, remaining there until Sept., 1862, when he entered the service of the United States as surgeon of the 15th reg. Vt. vols., subsequently serving from May, 1863, until June, 1865, as surgeon to the board of enrolment, 2d Congressional district, Vt. From July, 1865, to Dec, l87l, he continued in practice at Brattleboro, Vt., in the latter year removing to his present location. He was appointed ass't prof, of science and practice of med. in Dartmouth med. coll. in 1868, and prof, of the same departments in 1S70; he has also, since 1872, served as dean of the faculty of that institution. He is a member of the Vt. med. soc, of which he was in 1868 president; N. H. med. soc.; Conn. River Valley med. soc, of which he was vice-president in 1869; White Mountains med. soc. He was married, Oct., 1857, to E. A., daughter of Earl Du Bois, of Randolph, Vt.

Source: William B. Atkinson. The Physicians and Surgeons of the United States, (Charles Robson, Philadelphia, 1878), 197.



Dr. Pennington Frost, Dean of Dartmouth Medical College, died at his home in Hanover Sunday night after a long illness from heart disease. A doctor and surgeon he was well known throughout New England, and his conspicuous service to Dartmouth College makes his death a severe loss to the institution. Dr Frost was born in Sullivan, N. H. in 1830. He was educated at Dartmouth, graduating in 1855. He practiced successfully a number of years in St. Johnsbury and Brattleboro, and during the war was a surgeon of the 15th Vermont Volunteers. From 1869 to 1871, he was a lecturer on the science and practice of medicine in the Medical College at Dartmouth, and was appointed professor of the same subject in 1871. He had served as Dean of Dartmouth for about 21 years, and since 1891 he had been of the college board of trustees. He was also a prominent member of the state medical societies of Vermont and New Hampshire.

He left a wife and two sons, Dr, Gilman Frost, professor of anatomy in the Dartmouth medical department, and Edward B Frost, A. M., associate professor in astrology at Dartmouth. Mrs. Little, wife of Rev. Dr. Arthur Little was a sister of Dean FroSt.
Woodstock Spirit of the Age, May 30, 1896

Courtesy of Deanna French