Charles P. Deyerle Papers
The papers contain 12 items from the career of Charles P. Deyerle. Included are documents dating from his medical studies and his service in the United States Army. Also included are miscellaneous clippings.
- 1842 - 1855
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Charles Peter Deyerle was born on November 8, 1820 in Roanoke County, Virginia, the son of Joseph Deyerle and Anne Crawford. Deyerle was a member of the first graduating class of the Virginia Military Institute, receiving his diploma in July 1842. He subsequently studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and received a commission in the United States Army. As an army surgeon, he served in the Mexican War and was afterwards assigned to Benicia Barracks in California. He died in California on October 30, 1853; in 1855 his body was returned to Salem, Virginia and is buried in East Hill Cemetery.
A daguerreotype of Charles P. Deyerle has been catalogued separately and is located in the VMI Archives Photograph Collection.
- Medical students -- Pennsylvania -- 19th century
- Soldiers -- United States -- History -- 19th century
- United States -- Army -- History -- Mexican War, 1846-1848
- United States -- Army -- Military life -- History -- 19th century
- United States -- Army -- Surgeons -- Biography
- United States -- Army Medical Dept
- University of Pennsylvania -- School of Medicine -- History
- Virginia Military Institute -- Buildings, structures, etc
- Virginia Military Institute -- Cadet drawings
- Virginia Military Institute -- Class of 1842
- A Guide to the Charles P. Deyerle Papers, 1842-1855