May 30, 2011
These folks represent a traveling Confederate medical unit during the Civil War. They were at an event at Cedar Creek Battlefield on Saturday.
I selected this photo for a Memorial Day post because my great-grandfather served as a doctor during the Civil War. James P. Suiter was a member of the 84th Illinois Vol. Infantry, went to Detroit College of medicine, married schoolteacher Susan Davenport in 1877, and had one son, Charles Leslie Suiter - my grandfather.
I've written about Corporal Suiter before, including in a Lawrence County Suiters post and with pictures in James Suiter Photographs. The latter includes Memorial Day photos from 1920.