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Dr John Minson Galt, II

Dr John Minson Galt, II

Birth
James City County, Virginia, USA
Death 12 May 1862 (aged 43)
James City County, Virginia, USA
Burial Williamsburg, Williamsburg City, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 92729076 · View Source
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Father: Alexander D. Galt
Mother: Mary Dorothea Galt
1838 - A.B. degree, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
1841 - M.D. degree, University of Pennsylvania, Medical Department(from: VA; thesis: "Botany")
07/01/1841 - Appointed Superintendent, Eastern Lunatic Asylum, Williamsburg, James City Co., VA
1850 - Superintendent, Eastern Lunatic Asylum, Williamsburg, VA
1860 - Practiced medicine, Williamsburg, James City Co, VA
00/00/1862 - "Provided medicines and other supplies from the [Eastern Lunatic] Asylum to sick soldiers in Williamsburg, VA"
05/06/1862 - Union Army occupied Williamsburg, took over the Eastern Lunatic Asylum, and forbade Dr. Galt's entry.
05/18/1862 - Died, Williamsburg, James City Co., VA (cause of death: "indigestion" - some
accounts claim a self administerd overdose of
opium)

Note: Dr. Galt did not marry

This biographical sketch is from:
Hambrecht, F.T. & Koste, J.L., Biographical
register of physicians who served the
Confederacy in a medical capacity.
06/28/2012. Unpublished database.

Thanks to Katie Hipple for identifying
the correct cemetery and the correct picture of
Dr. John Minson Galt II.


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  • Added: 28 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 92729076
  • Ben Zuber Swanson, Jr., DDS, MPhil
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