Thursday, March 31, 2016

Surgeon To The 2nd Regiment Riflemen


In the war of 1812, which was partly at our door, a few of the local physicians were engaged. Most prominently was Dr. Piatt Williams, a graduate of Williams College, and prepared by a long course of professional study. The war broke out soon after he began to practice, and he immediately received from Gov. Tompkins the appointment of surgeon to the Second Regiment of Riflemen. He served through the war on the Niagara frontiers. Two years later, having returned to Albany, he was appointed post surgeon of the cantonment at Greenbush, and retained the position till its abandonment in 1822. [Source]

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