Short Bios | John M. Gray

Dr. John M. Gray
By Michael A. Peake

John Gray closed his Noblesville, Indiana practice at the end of August 1861, to accept a commission September 2, as Assistant Surgeon of the 39th Indiana organized at Indianapolis. Dr. Gray served in his profession in the hospitals of Camp Nevin, Munfordville, Nashville, and on the field of Shiloh. He received commendations from Colonel Thomas J. Harrison, regiment commander, that were forwarded to Brigadier General Richard W. Johnson, commanding 2nd Division, XXth Army Corps, citing his vital medical services performed during the battle of Chickamauga. Promoted to Surgeon in October 1864, he defied the high attrition rate among combat regimental surgeons by remaining with the regiment until it mustered out July 20, 1865 at Indianapolis, having served nearly forty-three months in the field.

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Dr. John M. Gray
Library of Congress: LC-USZ62-129692