The first surgeon, Robert Murray was a native of Maryland and was commissioned
as an Assistant Surgeon
on 29 June 1846. He was assigned to the Presidio in March
1847. Most of his
first tour was spent in Los Angeles,
Monterey, and Camp Far West before being reassigned
to Boston and New York in 1850.
Murray, first surgeon assigned to the Presidio.
Murray became Surgeon General of the United States
on November 23, 1883.
|Commanding Officer of Camp Far West
Hannibal Day commanded a brigade of the 5th corps in the Pennsylvania campaign in 1863, taking part in the battle
|Stephen J. Field
|Alcalde of Marysville in 1850
“Placer Times Feb 2, 1850
Court held for the District of Sacramento, at Marysville, upon the Yuba…in
conducting the administration of justice, when necessary, the Court is authorized to call upon the Commandant of the United
States troops stationed at Johnson’s ranch.
of said Court
Alcade of Marysville”
and West 1879
(Stephen J. Field, future Justice United States Supreme Court)