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Charles Henry Crane
July 19, 1825|
Newport, Rhode Island
|Died||October 10, 1883
|Allegiance||United States of America
||United States Army
|Years of service||1848–1883|
|Commands held||Surgeon General of the Army|
American Civil War
Charles Henry Crane B.A. M.A. M.D. (July 19, 1825 – October 10, 1883) was an American physician and the 13th Surgeon General of the United States Army (1882–1883). He was the son of Colonel Ichabod B. Crane
Crane received his B.A. from Yale College in 1844. He then went to the Harvard Medical School where he received his M.D. in 1847. Crane joined the army from Massachusetts on February 14, 1848.
In April 1865, Crane was one of the doctors attending President Lincoln at his death.
On April 9, 1866, President Andrew Johnson nominated Crane for appointment to the grade of brevet brigadier general in the Regular Army, to rank from March 13, 1865, and the United States Senate confirmed the appointment on May 4, 1866.
On July 29, 1866 Crane was confirmed by the US. Senate to be the Assistant Surgeon General of the Army under Surgeon General Joseph K. Barnes.
Crane began to serve as Acting Surgeon General of the Army when his predecessor resigned. Crane was subsequently nominated by President Chester A. Arthur for the permanent position. Crane's nomination was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 7, 1882, and he formally entered into his office on August 9, 1882.
Crane served as Surgeon General of the Army until his death on October 10, 1883. He was succeeded by Robert Murray.
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