Thursday, November 15, 2018
Dr. Ezra Read-- Part 2: In U.S. Navy, Became a Doctor
Surgeon General of the Texas Navy (Texas Revolution). Treated the captured prisoner of war General Antonio Lopes Santa Ana (of Alamo infamy) and doctor in Terre Haute, Indiana. Also in U.S. Navy and surgeon in Union Army.
Well liked and admired in Terre Haute and many attended the funeral. Friend of the poor and often gave free treatment to them.
Born in Marietta, Ohio. Attended college in Athens, Ohio, now University of Ohio, for three years before accepting appointment as midshipman in the U.S. Navy and helped escort controversial John Randolph to posting as U.S. Minister to Russia in 1830.
Resigned from the Navy and studied medicine, graduating with high honors in 1836.