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Dr James Craik

Dr James Craik

Birth
Scotland
Death 4 Feb 1814 (aged 86–87)
Alexandria, Alexandria City, Virginia, USA
Burial Alexandria, Alexandria City, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 22155 · View Source
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Dr. James Craik tended to the dying British General Braddock of the French and Indian War. Dr. Craik then became Surgeon General of the Continental Army. After George Washington became commander and chief of the Continental Army in 1775, Dr. Craik was by Washington's side at every battle up until the British surrender at Yorktown marking the end of the war for independence. This included the dressing of the wounds of General Lafayette at the Battle of Brandywine, and the tending of the dying General Hugh Mercer at the Battle of Princeton. After the war Dr. Craik became Washington's personal physician and he was present by Washington's side when Washington died at Mt. Vernon.

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  • Added: 13 May 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22155
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr James Craik (1727–4 Feb 1814), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22155, citing Old Presbyterian Meeting House, Alexandria, Alexandria City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .