Sunday, November 18, 2018
Dr. Ezra Read-- Part 3: The Texas Revolution
When the Texas Revolution started in 1836, he quit his Cincinnati medical practice and volunteered his services to an Ohio military company heading for Texas.
At the Battle of San Jacinto, he treated Mexican leader and general Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. In 1837, he was attending physician at an infamous duel between Gen. Felix Huston, for whom he was staff surgeon, and future Confederate general Albert Sidney Johnson.
Ezra Read was named "acting surgeon-in-chief" of the Texas army and navy, and afterwards commissioned Surgeon General of the Texas Navy, the only person to ever serve in that capacity.