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SHARPE, REDFORD (1836–1873). Redford Sharpe, physician, son of William and Hannah (Longstreet) Sharpe, was born in New Jersey in 1836. He took a B.A. degree at Washington College and received his M.D. degree at the Medical College of Philadelphia about 1857. He began his practice in New Jersey. During the Civil War he was commissioned a major and was medical director of the Sixth Corps, United States Army. In 1865 he was ordered to San Antonio as post surgeon at Fort Sam Houston. He served in Texas during yellow fever and cholera epidemics, was assigned temporarily to Washington, D.C., resigned from the army, and returned to practice in San Antonio under government contract as post surgeon until 1868, when he was ordered to the frontier. In 1872 he was ordered back to San Antonio. On October 19, 1869, he married Florida Turnstall; they were parents of one son. Sharpe died in San Antonio in 1873.


Ellis A. Davis, and Edwin H. Grobe, comps., The New Encyclopedia of Texas (4 vols., 1929?).


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