Sanuel Forry


These letters, written during Dr. Forry’s service in Florida, and relating to the Seminole War, are in the possession of John Wolcott Phelps, of Northfield, Massachusetts, a son of Gen. J. W. Phelps to whom they were written. Samuel Forry, born June 23, 1811, at Berlin, Pennsylvania, received his degree in medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and was appointed assistant surgeon, U. S. Army, in 1836, serving until 1840. He wrote: The Climate of the United States and its Endemic Influences, New York, 1842; Meteorology. New York, 1843; Statistical Report of the Sickness and Mortality in the Army of the United States 1819-1839, Washington, 1840; etc. He died November 8, 1844.