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Luther Fairfax Dashiell papers

Identifier: MSS-0396

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence, speeches, and writings, most of which relate to his work as a surgeon with the 1st Regiment of Louisiana Volunteers.


  • 1844-1887
  • Majority of material found within 1844 - 1848


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Biographical / Historical

Luther Fairfax Dashiell was born 5 November 1813, in Maryland. He served as surgeon for the 1st Regiment of Louisiana Volunteers (De Russy’s Regiment of Louisiana Infantry) in the Mexican War and was stationed in the Department of Tampico, Mexico, where he served 1846-1848 (his commission dates from 18 January 1847). During that time, he was engaged in a dispute over his application for the position of Medical Director of the Department of Tampico. In December 1847 he asked for a leave of absence for medical reasons. He was honorably discharged on 20 July 1848. In 1850 he served with a detachment of troops engaged in the removal of Indians in Iowa.


0.4 Linear Feet (54 items)

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Correspondence, speeches, and writings, relating to his work as a surgeon with the 1st Regiment of Louisiana Volunteers, stationed in Tampico, Mexico, during the Mexican War.




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unknown, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2013
Guide to the Luther Fairfax Dashiell Papers
February 2008
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266