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physician , army officer

Lafayette Guild, American physician, army officer.

Background

Guild, Lafayette was born on November 23, 1825 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States. Son of James and Mary (Williams) Guild.

Education

Doctor of Medicine Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, 1848.

Career

Entered medical service United States Army as assistant surgeon, 1849. Served in South and S.W. Assigned to 2d Dragoons, 1857-1861.

Accompanied regiment in actions against Indians of Northern California. Entered Confederate Army as surgeon, 1861, commissioned major. Inspector hospitals, 1861-1862.

Medical director Army of Northern Virginia, 1862-1865. Private practice medicine, Mobile, Alabama, 1865-1866. Quarantine officer Port of Mobile, 1866-1869.

Moved to San Francisco, 1869. Visiting surgeon San Francisco City and County Hospital, 1869-1870.

Connections

Married Martha Aylette Fitts, 1851, 2 adopted Indian sons.

father:
James Guild

mother:
Mary (Williams) Guild

spouse:
Martha Aylette Fitts