Correspondence and papers of an army surgeon, relating to his participation in the Battle of San Pasqual, including medical
reports for the troops and correspondence with medical, military and naval acquaintances, some touching upon the effects of
the gold rush.
John Strother Griffin, assistant surgeon, came with General Kearny from New Mexico in 1846, and was present in the battles
of San Pascual, San Gabriel and the Mesa. He was stationed at San Diego and Los Angeles in charge of the military hospital,
visited the gold mines in 1849, became interested in Napa lands with Vallejo and Frisbie, and was later stationed at Benicia
until 1852. He went east in 1853, and after his resignation in 1854, returned to Los Angeles where he resided and practiced
medicine, dying in 1898.
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