Of the Citadel Class of 1855 and an 1861 medical school graduate, Richard C Carlisle was the Assistant Surgeon of the 7th South Carolina Infantry in Maryland in 1862; he was detailed to Brownsville, MD to treat the wounded from the action on Maryland Heights near Harpers Ferry, on 14 September, and was captured there. He was promoted to Surgeon by the end of the war and later practiced medicine and became the largest land holder in Newberry County, SC.

This colorized photo is of him in his Citadel cadet uniform, and is online thanks to his descendants.

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