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naval surgeon

Ninian Pinkney, American naval surgeon.

Background

Pinkney, Ninian was born on June 7, 1811 in Annapolis, Maryland, United States. Son of Ninian Hobbs and Amelia (Grason) Pinkney.

Education

Graduated from St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1830, honorary Doctor of Laws, 1873. Doctor of Medicine Jefferson Medical College, 1833.

Career

Commissioned assistant surgeon United States Navy, 1834. Served in South America and Mediterranean. Stationed Philadelphia Naval Hospital, 1838-1839.

Promoted surgeon, 1841. Served at Callao, Peru, 1841-1844. On blockade duty during Mexican War.

Appointed instructor United States Naval Academy, 1852. Fleet surgon Mississippi Squadron, 1863-1865. Established naval hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, 1863 (named Pinkney Hospital in his honor).

Appointed medical director with rank of commodore, 1871. Retired 1873.

Connections

Married Mary Sherwood Hambleton, 1 daughter, Amelia.

father:
Ninian Hobbs Pinkney

mother:
Amelia (Grason) Pinkney

spouse:
Mary Sherwood Hambleton