Prentice C. Dodge, Encyclopedia Vermont Biography, Ullery Publishing Company, Burlington, VT, 1912; pp. 235-236
Surgeon Henry JanesThis section is under development.
(Waterbury Historical Society)
Probably best known for being in charge of all the military hospitals in the Gettysburg area after the bloodiest battle of the Civil War, the Waterbury, Vermont native started as a regimental surgeon, was transferred to the U.S. Volunteers, commanded field hospitals, the U.S. Hospital Steamer 'State of Maine', and completed his Civil War experience as the Surgeon in charge of Sloan U.S. Army General Hospital in Montpelier, Vermont.Janes' military record, additional biographies and obituary.
Boston Medical Library Collection of Medical Case Histories (15) from Sloan Hospital
Gibson Collection of Medical Case Histories (11) from Sloan Hospital
Disability Discharges (with photographs) signed by Janes (more than 30)
Case Histories published by the Army Medical Museum (7) (some reference photos taken by Janes)
JANES, Henry, Waterbury. Physician and surgeon. Born Waterbury, Jan. 24, 1832; son of Hon. Henry F. and Fanny (Butler) Janes. Educated in the public schools of Waterbury, private schools in Morrisville, St. Johnsbury Academy, and College of Physicians and Surgeons,New York, with degree M. D. 1855. In 1882 married Frances B. Hall of Cambridge; she died 1909. Assistant Surgeon Bellevue Hospital, New York, 1855; house physician 1856; in practice in Chelsea, Mass., 1857; Waterbury, 1858-61; surgeon 3rd Vermont Volunteers 1861-3, and U. S. Volunteers 1863-6; major 1863; brevetted lieutenant-colonel 1865; in charge of 1st brigade hospital, Burkittsville, Md., fall of 1862; hospital at Fredrick, Md., winter of 1862; 6th Corps hospital spring of 1863; in charge hospitals in and about Gettysburg and Lettermann General Hospital summer and fall of 1863, in which was placed more than 20,000 wounded Union and Confederate soldiers, and where he had over 250 surgeons under his command; South Street United States General Hospital, Philadelphia, winter of 1863-4.; in command of hospital steamer State of Maine, summer of 1864; in charge of Sloan Hospital, Montpelier, and in command of post, from fall of 1864 to close of the war; since then has practiced in Waterbury. Consulting physician and surgeon to Mary Fletcher Hospital, Burlington, and Heaton Hospital, Montpelier; surgeon general Vermont National Guard; chairman of Vermont State Board Medical Censors; president of Vermont State Board Medical Registration; military surgeon University of Vermont College of Medicine; member Washington County, Vermont State, and Massachusetts State Medical Societies; honorary member California State Medical Society; member American Medical Association; and Bellevue Hospital Alumni Association. A Republican; has represented Waterbury in the Legislature; trustee of University of Vermont; President of Board of Trustees of Waterbury village. A member of Grand Army of the Republic; Loyal Legion; and Sons of the American Revolution.
The Surgeon General's Office, Washington, D.C., in General Orders No. 120, dated April 27, 1864, listed the following assignment: "Surgeon Henry Janes, U.S.V., to the U.S. Hospital Transport "State of Maine."See also: