Hello - I'm trying to connect the Peter Pineo listed in the bio below to his parents but have been unable to do so. Any help would be appreciated. - Helen
From The History of Kings County, Nova Scotia Heart of the Acadian Land by ArthurWentworth Hamilton Eaton - Biographies pages 517-518 Peter Pineo, M. D. - Peter Pineo, M.D. (son of Peter Pineo of Cornwallis, who died in 1869) was born in Cornwallis in 1825, at the age of seventeen began the study of medicine in the office of Dr. Charles Cottman Hamilton, and in 1846 entered the Harvard Medical School. In 1847, however, he entered the Bowdoin College Medical School, where he graduated. He practiced his profession in Barnstable, Groton andBoston, Mass., and became the professor of or lecturer on Medical Jurisprudence andChemical Medicine at Cassalton Medical in Vermont. In 1861, when the Civil War broke out, he was commissioned by Governor Andrew, Surgeon of the 9th Mass. Regt., with which he went to war. In August, 1861, he was commissioned by President Lincoln, Brigade Surgeon of U.S. Volunteers, and in 1861-2, served in the field in Virginia, on the staffs of Gen. James S. Wadsworth, and Gen. Rufus King. He was on the staff of Major General George G. Meade, as Medical Director fo the First ArmyCorps at Antietam and South Mountain, and then was ordered to Washington in command of the U.S. Douglas General Hospital of six hundred beds. In March, 1863, he was commissioned Lieut.-Col. and Medical Inspector of the U. S. Army, and in 1863-4 inspected every force on the Atlantic coast from Washington to Texas, including the great hospitals at Fortress Monroe, Norfolk, and Portsmouth. When Jefferson Davis was a prisoner at Fortress Monroe, Dr. Pineo was his consulting surgeon. In Jan. 1866 he returned to Massachusetts and settled in Hyannis, where until 1880 he was in charge of the U. S. Marine Hospital Service for the District of Barnstable, practicing generally as a surgeon throughout the county. The rest of his life he spent in Boston, where he died. He was fifty years a member of the Mass. Medical Society, and for a long time one of its Councillors. He was a Companion of the Loyal Legion of the U. S.