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Not to mention a founding member of Grand Rapids Public LibraryJim Winslow, 7/22/2018


Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Photograph, William H. DeCamp

Identifier:
2014.1.17.23
Description:
DeCamp enlists in Grand Rapids at organization 9/12/1861 as Regimental surgeon. He serves his 3 years enlistment leaving the regiment 10/26/1864.
Date:
circa 1863
Rights:

Makers/Donors
1st Michigan Engineers And Mechanics

DeCamp, Dr. William Henry
A New York native, Dr. William H. DeCamp (November 6, 1825-July 4, 1898), styled surgeon, settled Grand Rapids by 1854, joined the First Michigan Engineers and Mechanics in late-1861. After three years in the army, DeCamp resumed his medical practice and served as president of Michigan State Medical Society.

William H. DeCamp was one of the founding members of Grand Rapids Lyceum of Natural History in 1854. Grand Rapids Lyceum of Natural History is the earliest predecessor of Grand Rapids Public Museum.