May 30, 2011

CSA Medical Staff

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 apparently served as a medic 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.

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