Augustus Choate Hamlin

Dr. Augustus C. Hamlin, of Bangor, once Surgeon-General of Maine, on the staff of Gov. Robie, was one of the most distinguished medical officers in New England. He served in the army during the entire civil war. He was entrusted with important commands in the Army of the Potomac, as Medical Director, and in the Army of Western Virginia. He was afterward promoted to one of the highest positions, that of Medical Inspector, in the staff of the regular army; and served with distinction in the Army of the South during the famous siege of Fort Wagner, and was afterwards assigned to the armies of the Southwest under the command of Major General [Henry] Thomas. Dr. Hamlin was a man of high scientific attainments, and was a member of numerous scientific societies, both at home and abroad.