Battee, John Summerfield

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Class of 1842
    Full name
    John Summerfield Battee
    Place of Birth
    Birth Date Certainty
    Exact
    Death Date Certainty
    Exact
    Gender
    Male
    Race
    White
    Sectional choice
    North
    Origins
    Slave State
    Family
    Richard Batee (father), Richard Batee (brother)
    Education
    Dickinson (Carlisle College)
    Other
    Other Education
    University of Maryland
    Occupation
    Doctor, Dentist or Nurse
    Relation to Slavery
    White non-slaveholder
    Military
    US military (Pre-Civil War)
    Union Navy

    John Summerfield Battee (Dickinson Chronicles)

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    John Summerfield Battee was born on January 24, 1824 in Baltimore, Maryland. Both he and his brother Richard entered the preparatory school in 1837 and a year later, both entered Dickinson as members of the class of 1842. Their father, Richard Battee, Esq., was a trustee of the College. John joined the Union Philosophical Society (as did his brother) and received his bachelor of arts degree in 1842. He returned to Maryland and received his medical degree from the University of Maryland in 1845; the following year, he studied medicine in Paris. Returning to the United States, he became a physician in Baltimore.

    Battee served as a surgeon in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War from 1847 until 1849. After the war, he returned to his practice in Baltimore until the outbreak of the Civil War. He again served as a surgeon, but this time with the Navy. Battee died in a Portsmouth, Virginia naval hospital on November 13, 1865.
    John Osborne and James W. Gerencser, eds., ā€œJohn Summerfield Battee,ā€ Dickinson Chronicles, http://chronicles.dickinson.edu/encyclo/b/ed_batteeJ.htm.
    How to Cite This Page: "Battee, John Summerfield," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, https://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/node/5054.