Dr. Jonathan Letterman (1824-1872)
Letterman was the chief medical director of the Army of the Potomac. He pioneered modern battlefield care for the wounded by organizing an efficient military ambulance corps, improving sanitary conditions and soldier's diets. He is shown here seated on the left with his staff officers. Gardner labeled this view "Duc de Chartres and friends." The Duke, shown standing (we think at left), was at this time traveling with McClellan's army. The photograph was taken before the battle of Antietam at Camp Winfield Scott, near Yorktown, Virginia, on May 3, 1862.
- May 03, 1862
- Original Format:
- Albumen Print
- James F. Gibson
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