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Douglas, Orlando Benajah


Age: 25, credited to Cornwall, VT
Unit(s): 18th MO INF
Service: enl, Brookfield, MO, 9/1/61, Pvt, Co. C, 18th MO INF, pr 2LT 3/10/62, tr to Co. K, wdd, Pittsburg Landing, TN, 4/6/62, m/o 2/2/63, at Corinth, MS

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Birth: 9/12/1836, Cornwall, VT
Death: 12/17/1920

Burial: Blossom Hill Cemetery, Concord, NH
Marker/Plot: Section I
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 178837130


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not found
Portrait?: Findagrave
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: Brother of Amos B. C. Douglas.


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Blossom Hill Cemetery, Concord, NH

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Portrait Portrait Portrait
1) Courtesy of Dave Martin; 2) MOLLUS Collection; 3) "One thousand New Hampshire notables; brief biographical sketches of New Hampshire men and women, native or resident, prominent in public, professional, business, educational, fraternal or benevolent work," Henry Harrison Metcalf, compiler, The Rumford Printing Company, Concord, NH, 1919, p84.



Douglas, Orlando Benajah, New York City, son of Amos and Almira (Balcom) Douglas, grandson of Col. Benajah Douglas, was born September 12, 1836, at Cornwall, Vt. He attended the commons schools of his town, and the seminary at Brandon, Vt.; commenced the study of medicine in 1858, in Brunswick, Mo., under John H. Blue, M.D. After studying nearly three years he entered the service of the Union army as private, afterward promoted to lieutenant and adjutant of the 18th Regiment, Missouri Volunteer Infantry; was acting assistant adjutant-general on General Bain's staff, by order of General Grant, and was twice wounded. In 1875 he resumed the study of medicine, attending one course of lectures at the Medical Department of the University of Vermont, one course at the University of the City of New York, Medical Department, and was graduated from the latter in 1877; also took a course of lectures at the New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital. Dr. DOuglas began the practice of medicine in New York City, in 1877, and this has been his place of residence since that year.

He is a member of the Medical Society of the County of New York, was treasurer of the same, 1879-'87, and president, 1891; member of the Medical Society of the State of New York; fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, its treasurer, 1879-'94, and chairman of its section on laryngology, and rhinology, 1888; honorary member of the Vermont Medical Society; was secretary of the Therapeutical Society of New York, 1880-'83; a director of the New York Physicians' Mutual Aid Association ten years; fellow of the American Geographical Society; member of the Masonic fraternity; surgeon of Reno Post, Grand Army of the Republic; and companion, first class, of the Loyal Legion.

Dr. Douglas has been professor of diseases of the nose and throat in the New York Post-Graduate Medical School since 1888; connected with Manhattan Eye and Ear Hospital, throat department, since 1877, and surgeon and director of same since 1885. For two years, 1877-'79 was a visiting physician from Demilt Dispensary.

(a large section of medical writings omitted)

Dr. Douglas visited many of the hospitals of Europe in 1889, and again in 1891.

Married, first, in 1864, Miss Mary A. Rust, of Orwell, Vt., who died in 1873, leaving one child, Edwin Rust Douglas, M.E.; married, second, in 1875, Mrs. May L. Manson Tiddy.

Irving A. Watson, editor, "Physicians and Surgeons of America. A Collection of Biographical sketches of the Regular Medical Profession," Republican Press Association, Concord, NH, 1896, pp. 232-233