Volume/Folder: George F. Parry Civil War Diary, 1863

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Record Number: 10324
Volume Number: 4
Author: George F. Parry
Date of View: 1863
View Format: Manuscript
Image description: 1863 diary by George F. Parry (1838-1886) of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Parry was one of the first veterinarians (and probably the first from Pennsylvania) to receive professional veterinary training in the United States. He graduated from the Boston Veterinary Institute in 1859, served as a veterinary surgeon with the 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry during the Civil War, and conducted a private practice in Newtown from shortly after the war until his death at age 48.

This volume, Parry's 1863 diary, is the first of three diaries which detail his veterinary work with army horses and his experience of military campaigns in Tennessee, Georgia, and elsewhere.