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Charles Henry Crane
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Born (1825-07-19)July 19, 1825
Newport, Rhode Island
Died October 10, 1883(1883-10-10) (aged 58)
Washington, D.C.
Allegiance United StatesUnited States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1848–1883
Rank Union Army brigadier general rank insignia.svg Brigadier general
Commands held Surgeon General of the Army
Battles/wars Mexican-American War
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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