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Cortlandt Van Rensselaer Creed

 
 
Cortlandt Van Rensselaer Creed Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 22, 2010
1. Cortlandt Van Rensselaer Creed Marker
Inscription.
Cortlandt Van Rensselaer Creed, MD 1857
1833 – 1900
Physician
Son of John and Vashti Duplex Creed
Graduate of the New Haven Lancasterian School
First African American Graduate of Yale
First African American to earn an MD from an Ivy League Medical School
1st Lieutenant and Surgeon of the 31st Regiment US Colored Troops 1864
One of nine African American physicians to serve in the Union Army
Physician at the Knight US Army General Hospital, New Haven
Member of the Connecticut Medical Society and the Colored Freedmen's Aid Society
Expert consultant on President James A. Garfield's assassination


[ west side of the obelisk ]
John W. Creed
SBT.


[ east side of the obelisk ]
Vashti S. Creed

 
Location. 41° 18.756′ N, 72° 55.628′ W. Marker is in New Haven, Connecticut, in New Haven County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Grove Street and High Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located in Grove Street Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 227 Grove Street, New Haven CT 06511, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Yehudi Ashmun (here,
Cortlandt Van Rensselaer Creed Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 22, 2010
2. Cortlandt Van Rensselaer Creed Marker
next to this marker); In Remembrance (here, next to this marker); Grove Street Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Dei Gratia (a few steps from this marker); Isaac Allerton (a few steps from this marker); Thomas Nash (a few steps from this marker); Grove Street Cemetery Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Amos Beebe Eaton (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in New Haven.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 601 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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