Abbott, Robert O.

Medical Director, Dept. of Washington
surgeon, U.S. Army
Robert O. Abbott served as the Medical Director for the Department of Washington from Sept. 22, 1862 to the end of the war. His responsibilities included all staffing of the hospitals, as well as the transfer of reports from the hospitals to the Surgeon General's office.


  • Harvey E. Brown, The Medical Department of the United States Army from 1775 to 1873 (Washington, D. C.: Surgeon General's Office, 1873) View source information