Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Corson, Edward T.

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Edition of 1900. 

CORSON, Edward T., surgeon, b. in Montgomery county, Pa., 14 Oct., 1834; d. in Plymouth, Pa., 22 June, 1864. He entered the navy as assistant surgeon, 20 May, 1859, and was ordered to China and Japan in the U. S. steamer “Hartford,” where he remained until the winter of 1861. He was subsequently, for a short time, at the naval asylum, Philadelphia, and, upon application for sea service, was ordered to the “Mohican,” returning, after a cruise of 40,000 miles, without the loss of a man by sickness. He was promoted to surgeon, 31 July, 1862.