Harley Phillips Mathewson
Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army
Phillips Mathewson of Vermont
Appointed from Vermont, Assistant Surgeon of U. S. Volunteers, 7 January 1863 Surgeon of U. S. Volunteers, 28 March 1865
Breveted Lieutenant Colonel, U. S. Volunteers, 6 October 1865 for faithful and meritorious service during the war
Honorably mustered out of the volunteer service, 7 October 1865
Died 19 August 1901
Harley P. Mathewson was appointed Assistant Surgeon, U.S. Volunteers, on January 7, 1863.
He was a surgeon in Van Buren Hospital, Milliken's Bend, Louisiana from April 10 to August 1, 1863. From there, he served on board the hospital steamer Charles McDougall until December 1, 1863. From January 5 to March 31, 1864, Mathewson was at Jefferson General Hospital, Jeffersonville, Indiana.
On April 21, 1864, he was ordered to serve
on board the steamer R. C.Wood. He returned to his duties at Jefferson
General Hospital from May 31, 1864 to January 31, 1865. Mathewson was made
Executive officer at Jefferson General Hospital. In the closing months
of the war, he was promoted on March 28, 1865 to the rank of Major. On
June 28, 1865, Mathewson was Chief Surgeon, 2nd District, Department of
Kentucky, Bowling Green, Kentucky, until he was honorably mustered out
on October 7, 1865.