Specialist in African American genealogy and history of the US Colored Troops in the Civil War.
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Spotlight added: John Van Surly De Grasse--Asst Surgeon 35th US Colored Infantry
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DeGrasse married Cordelia L. Howard on 5 August 1852 in Boston and, two years later, established a medical practice there. When he was elected to membership in the Massachusetts Medical Society on 24 August 1854, he became the first African American to belong to a medical association in that state. He was the first African-American medical officer in the U. S. Army. He was mustered in on 18 May ...more
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