Garabed Kaloustian: A Constantinople Armenian Doctor and the American Civil War
It has long resided in a folder within the Avedis Derounian Archive, which has been at NAASR since the early 1990s, inside an envelope labeled “Dr. Kaloustian,” but until recently we did not realize its significance, let alone that this year marks the 200th anniversary of this interesting individual’s birth.
Opening the folder this past summer, we were surprised to see a photograph of a man in an American Civil War-era Union Army uniform, a man who turned out to be Dr. Garabed Kaloustian (Կարապետ Գալուստեան, 1823-1898).
Photo of Dr. Garabed Kaloustian by Garabed Baghdasarian, active in Constantinople from 1858 to ca. 1890.
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