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MacDOUGALL, Charles, surgeon, born in Ohio about 1807 ; died in Fairfield, Clark County, Virginia, 25 July, 1885. He studied medicine and removed to Indiana, from which state he was appointed assistant surgeon in the United States ariny, 13 July, 1832. He was promoted major and surgeon, 7 July, 1838, and brevet-colonel, 29 November, 1864. He was with the mounted rangers in the Black Hawk Indian war in 1833, served in the Seminole war in 1841, and was at the United States military academy from 1846 till 1848, when he was sent west and remained there until the beginning of the civil war. He was medical director of the Army of the Tennessee from April to September, 1862, when he was ordered to New York city, where he filled a similar office. On 13 March, 1865, he was brevetted brigadier-general "for faithful and meritorious service during the war." He was promoted lieutenant-colonel and assistant medical purveyor, 28 July, 1866, and retired, on 22 February, 1869.
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