Lewis S. Pilcher, U.S. Army Steward New York Pin back

A neat pin back worn by G.A.R. members who supported Lewis S. Pilcher for the Department of New York Commander, G.A.R.† The pin has a likeness of Pilcher in the middle.† Pilcher is wearing four badges in the photo.† One is a Mollus medal and another is a one star G.A.R. officers badge.† I can't quite tell the other two badges.† The pin back is approximately 1 1/4 inches wide.† It was made by the Whitehead & Hoag Company of Newark, New Jersey.† Written around the likeness is "For Department Commander - Lewis S. Pilcher - U.S. Grant Post 327".

Lewis S. Pilcher

Residence was not listed; 
Enlisted on 3/1/1862 as a Hospl Steward.

On 3/1/1862 he mustered into US Army Hospl Stewards 
He was discharged (date not stated)
 (Estimated date of enlistment)

Other Information:
born in 1845
Member of GAR Post # 327 (U. S. Grant) in Brooklyn, NY
Held GAR Offices:
* National Rules & Regs Committee for 1931
died in 1934 
Buried: Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY

The following was submitted by:  Research by Jack R. Box, CemeteryWorks.com

Lewis S. Pilcher is a famous surgeon / author / journal editor.
he wrote several books on treating wounds [with graphic illustrations]
his bio indicates 
- he was a hospital orderly
- he was a Navy surgeon in the Civil War era; 
  albeit, it may have been post war

the SUVCW grave registration reports him 
  hospital orderly, regular army

Lewis S. Pilcher, surgeon general

      New York

      served 5 years as a Navy surgeon

      M.D. ( 1845Ė1934), who served for 50 years as the first editor of the Annals of 

      Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York 

      GAR US Grant Post
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