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Winston, Thomas. Papers
1 linear foot (2 boxes)
Special Collections Research Center
Thomas Winston was a physician with Illinois troops during the Civil War. These papers relate primarily to Winston's activities as a surgeon during the Civil War. Includes biographical material, case histories, lists of medical supplies, receipts for effects of soldiers, and various documents relating to individual soldiers. Also contains some material relating to real estate after the Civil War.
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Thomas Winston (1829-1928), born in Breconshire, Wales, immigrated to the United States with his parents at the age of 2. He attended Rush Medical College and graduated in 1858. An ardent abolitionist, he enlisted in the army in 1862. He served as first assistant surgeon with the 92nd Illinois Volunteers, and subsequently surgeon with the 149th Illinois. He was in General Thomas’ Division at the battle of Chickamauga and had charge of hospitals at Danville, Kentucky and Dalton, Georgia. At the close of the war, received the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel by brevet. After the war he moved to Pleasant Mount, Wayne County, Pennsylvania and practiced medicine there until 1892. Winston and his wife, Caroline Mumford Winston moved to Lawrence, Kansas where he spent the rest of his life.
These papers deal almost entirely with Winston’s Civil War service and are official or semi-official in character. They contain Winston’s medical school matriculation ticket, Winston’s military enlistment certificates, and post-Civil War real estate and accounting records. The bulk of the collection consists of materials pertaining to soldier medical histories, including case studies and lists of soldiers’ health in the southern climate , battalion orders and receipts for medical and hospital supplies and sundries (among which are lists of articles lost), and receipts for effects of deceased soldiers turned over to their relatives.
The following related resources are located in the Department of Special Collections:
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|Box 1 Folder 2|
Rush Medical College, Matriculation Ticket
|Box 1 Folder 3|
Military Orders and History
|Box 1 Folder 4|
Military Ward Prescription Book
|Box 1 Folder 5|
Military Receipts of Effects of Deceased Soldiers (see also oversize)
|Box 1 Folder 6|
Military Receipt and Invoice Book
|Box 1 Folder 7|
Military Invoices and Order Forms for Medical Supplies (see also oversize)
|Box 1 Folder 8|
Case Histories (including discussion of measles)
|Box 1 Folder 9|
Soldier Checklists, Roll (see also oversize)
|Box 1 Folder 10|
Post-Civil War, Real Estate and Correspondence
|Box 1 Folder 11|
Ledger of accounts, 1910-1915
|Box 2 Folder 1|
Winston’s Military Appointments and Certificates
|Box 2 Folder 2|
Military Receipts of Effects of Deceased Soldiers
|Box 2 Folder 3|
Military Invoices and Order Forms for Medical Supplies and Sundries
|Box 2 Folder 4|
Solider Checklists, Supplies
|Box 2 Folder 5|
Soldier Checklists, Roll