Alexander Thomas Augusta

Surgeon, Deceased Person

1825 – 1890

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Who was Alexander Thomas Augusta?

Alexander Thomas Augusta was a surgeon, professor of medicine, and veteran of the American Civil War. After gaining his medical education in Toronto, he set up a practice there, He returned to the United States shortly before the start of the American Civil War. In 1863, he was commissioned as major and the United States Army's first African-American physician and also the first black hospital administrator in U.S. history. He left the army in 1866 at the rank of Brevet Lieutenant Colonel.

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Born
Mar 8, 1825
Norfolk
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Trinity College
Died
Dec 21, 1890
Washington, D.C.
Resting place
Arlington National Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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