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Guide to the Luther Fairfax Dashiell Papers MSS.0396

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

February 2008

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English

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February 2013
Collection Title:

Luther Fairfax Dashiell papers

Unit ID:

MSS.0396

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.4 Linear feet (54 items)

Dates:

Bulk, 1844-1848

Dates:

1844-1887

Abstract:

Correspondence, speeches, and writings, relating to his work as a surgeon with the 1st Regiment of Louisiana Volunteers, stationed in Tampico, Mexico, during the Mexican War.

creator

Dashiell, Luther Fairfax, 1813-1864

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains correspondence, speeches, and writings, most of which relate to his work as a surgeon with the 1st Regiment of Louisiana Volunteers.

Preferred Citation:

Luther Fairfax Dashiell papers, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Biographical/Historical note

Luther Fairfax Dashiell was born 5 November 1813, in Maryland. He served as surgeon for the 1st Regiment of Louisiana Volunteers (De Russy’s Regiment of Louisiana Infantry) in the Mexican War and was stationed in the Department of Tampico, Mexico, where he served 1846-1848 (his commission dates from 18 January 1847). During that time, he was engaged in a dispute over his application for the position of Medical Director of the Department of Tampico. In December 1847 he asked for a leave of absence for medical reasons. He was honorably discharged on 20 July 1848. In 1850 he served with a detachment of troops engaged in the removal of Indians in Iowa.

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Source(s)

Correspondence (aat)

Health, Medicine and Welfare (localbroad)

Speeches (aat)

War and Military (localbroad)

Papers Box 1550