SAMUEL ABBOTT GREEN (March 16, 1830-December 5, 1919) served in the Civil War as a surgeon and later as mayor of Boston. Born in Groton, MA, Green’s grandfather was an officer in the Revolutionary War. Green graduated from Lawrence Academy at Groton in 1847 and Harvard in 1851. He received his medical degree three years later and began practicing medicine in Boston. He was appointed by Governor Banks as surgeon of the 3rd MA Militia Regiment. He was the first medical officer mustered in for three years’ service and was promoted to surgeon of the 24th MA Regiment on September 2, 1861, where he remained until November 2, 1864. Green was in charge of the hospital ship “Recruit” for Gen. Burnside’s expedition to Roanoke Island. He also commanded the hospital ship “Cosmopolitan” on the coast of South Carolina. During the Second Battle of Fort Wagner, he was chief medical officer on Morris Island. Green was brevetted lieutenant colonel of volunteers in 1864 for gallant and distinguished services.
One page, 5 x 8, Boston, February 11, 1904, Green offers his autograph to Vernon Waugh of 39 Dracut Street. “Your note of the 6th instant was duly received, and most cheerfully I comply with your request and send my autograph. Very truly yours, Samuel A. Green”
Toning, one small piece missing in the upper left, affecting nothing.
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