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SATTERLEE. Richard Sherwood, surgeon, born in Fairfield, Herkkimer county New York, 6 December. 17, )8" died in New York city. 10 November. 1880. His father.Maj. William Satterlee, served in the Revolutionary army. After a collegiate course the son studied medicine, was admitted to practice, and in 1818 settled in Seneca county, New York, subsequently removing to Detroit. He became assistant surgeon in the United States army in 1822, served in the first and second Florida wars, and in 1846 was assiCned to duty under Gem William J. Worth, as chief sm'-geon of the 1st division of regulars. After the capture of Mexico he became medical director on the staff of General Winfield Scott. He became United States medical purveyor in 1853, held that office till the close of the civil war, and in 1864 was brevetted " lieutenant-colonel, colonel, and brigadier-general for diligent care and attention in proeurina proper army supplies as medical purveyor, and for economy imd fidelity in the disbursement of large sums of money." He became lieutenant-colonel and chief medical purveyor in July, 1866, and was retired. 22 February, 1869.
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