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Lieutenant George B.F. Simpson - Regimental Surgeon


Lt. George Simpson
Regimental Surgeon

Lt. George Simpson became surgeon of the 62nd New York in July 1861. At the time of Chancellorsville (May 1863) he was acting as brigade surgeon in 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, Sixth Corps under General Wheaton. Wheaton said of Surgeon George Simpson,

My acting brigade surgeon, Dr. G. D. F. Simpson, of the Sixty-second New York, though anxious to be with his brigade on the field, was detailed for duty at the division hospital, where he rendered the same faithful service he has always done in every battle in which this brigade has been engaged.”

He joined the 8th NY Cavalry as assistant surgeon towards the end of the war but was never apparently mustered in as such.

Sources: Tierney, J. (2006) Roster of the 62nd NYSV.
Official Records