Dr. Alexander R. Blair

1826 to 1889

Blair was a surgeon at the military hospital in York and accompanied the invalids east to Columbia as the Confederates approached York in June 1863. He, along with Drs. George Byers and E.F. Spaulding, drew assignments to educate the patients so they could be self-supporting upon their release. Sometime in 1862, Surg. Gen. William Alexander Hammond assigned him to the position of assistant surgeon with the U.S. Army, a post he held until September 1865.  Dr. Blair married Cassandra Morris Small in 1864.