Harley Phillips Mathewson – Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army

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Harley Phillips Mathewson of Vermont
Appointed from Vermont, Assistant Surgeon of U. S. Volunteers, 7 January 1863 Surgeon of U. S. Volunteers, 28 March 1865
Breveted Lieutenant Colonel, U. S. Volunteers, 6 October 1865 for faithful and meritorious service during the war
Honorably mustered out of the volunteer service, 7 October 1865
Died 19 August 1901


Harley P. Mathewson was appointed Assistant Surgeon, U.S. Volunteers, on January 7, 1863.

He was a surgeon in Van Buren Hospital, Milliken's Bend, Louisiana from April 10 to August 1, 1863. From there, he served on board the hospital steamer Charles McDougall until December 1, 1863. From January 5 to March 31, 1864, Mathewson was at Jefferson General Hospital, Jeffersonville, Indiana.

On April 21, 1864, he was ordered to serve on board the steamer R. C.Wood. He returned to his duties at Jefferson General Hospital from May 31, 1864 to January 31, 1865. Mathewson was made Executive officer at Jefferson General Hospital. In the closing months of the war, he was promoted on March 28, 1865 to the rank of Major. On June 28, 1865, Mathewson was Chief Surgeon, 2nd District, Department of Kentucky, Bowling Green, Kentucky, until he was honorably mustered out on October 7, 1865.

MATHEWSON, HARLEY P BREVET LT COL U S A

  • DATE OF BIRTH: 12/14/1829
  • DATE OF DEATH: 08/03/1901
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 1  SITE 46-W
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

MATHEWSON, MARY S W/O HARLEY P

  • DATE OF BIRTH: 10/27/1838
  • DATE OF DEATH: 04/24/1900
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 1  SITE 46-J RH
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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