John Julian - Fredericksburg VA
N 38° 18.116 W 077° 27.683
18S E 284770 N 4242182
Quick Description: John Julian served as a surgeon in the American Revolution.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 8/17/2009 7:44:24 PM
Waymark Code: WM71AD
John Julian's grave is in the Masonic Cemetery on Charles Street in historic Fredericksburg. He served as a surgeon with the VA Continental Line.
Little is known about his service or personal life. A passage in Harold Gill's book, The apothecary in colonial Virginia, notes that Dr. John Julian partnered with Dr. Hugh Mercer at a apothecary shop in Fredericksburg where they practiced medicine and surgery and sold drugs in the 1770s. The outbreak of the Revolutionary War in 1776 ended the business.
Julian's grave is a flush marker in a quiet corner of the cemetery. Compared to the flamboyance of fellow Revolutionary John Minor's raised tomb or even George Weedon's gravemarker, John's simple marker seems indicative of his quiet life.
PLEASE NOTE: This category is for American Revolutionary War Veterans only. Veterans of other revolutions are not part of this category.
I have allowed one entry for a grave of British solders, but it was an exception. Please only list graves for Colonial soldiers.
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