Dr. William Henry Forwood was an Assistant Surgeon, US Army and with the First Battalion, 14th United States Infantry at Antietam in September 1862.

His photograph is from Vol. 2 of an Army Medical Department album now in the National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD.

He was briefly Brigadier General and Surgeon General of the Army in 1902 at the end of his long career. Here he is then, in another picture from the NLM.

His next-to-last Army post was as President of the US Army Medical School in Washington, DC. Here he is, front and center, with the Class of 1901-02. That’s Major Walter Reed (1851-1902) third from left in the row directly behind him.

This photo from an exhibit about Reed from the National Museum of Health and Medicine.

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