Father: John Nisbet Mother: Nancy Cook Baldwin 1850 - Lived, Jacksonville, Benton Co., AL (indexed in the 1850 U.S. Census as "William M. Nesbet") 1857 - M.D. degree, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA (from: AL) 1860 - Practiced medicine, St. Clair Co., AL (single - indexed in the 1860 U.S. Census as "William M. Nesbit") 02/17/1862 - Appointed Asst. Surgeon, Provisional Army of the Confederate States, to rank from 12/10/1861 02/17/1862 - Ordered to report to the 10th AL Infantry 03/12/1863 - "Assistant Surgeon W. M. Nisbett [sic] is relieved from further duty with the Tenth Regiment Alabama Volunteers, and will report to the Surgeon-General, in this city [Richmond, VA], for orders." [S.O. 60/2] 03/00/1863 - Transferred from the 10th AL Infantry [?to Liberty, VA] 04/30/1863 - Asst. Surgeon, Liberty, VA 05/30/1863 - Asst. Surgeon, Liberty, VA 07/31/1863 - Asst. Surgeon, Liberty, VA 09/01/1863 - Asst. Surgeon, Liberty, VA 09/31/1863 - Asst. Surgeon, Liberty, VA 01/00/1864 - Asst. Surgeon, Gen. Hospital, Liberty, VA 03/00/1864 - Asst. Surgeon, Gen. Hospital, Liberty, VA 04/00/1864 - Asst. Surgeon, Gen. Hospital, Liberty, VA 05/00/1864 - Asst. Surgeon, Gen. Hospital, Liberty, VA 07/31/1864 - Asst. Surgeon, Liberty, VA 09/25/1864 - Tendered resignation as Asst. Surgeon, Liberty, VA, in a letter to the Confederate Adjutant and Inspector General Samuel Cooper, "Sir, I have the honor to tender my resignation as Asst Surgeon in the Provisional Army of the Confederate States. Having been ordered by the Surgeon Gen'l before a Med Board for Examination without an opportunity of refreshing my memory in the various branches of Medicine upon which I will be rigidly examined - & an examination that I feel that I cannot stand with credit to myself & to save my feelings from the deep mortification of being rejected, I was induced to tender my resignation. I do most earnestly & respectfully request that it be accepted. I remain very respectfully, Your obt servt, Wm. M. Nisbet Asst. Surg P.A.C.S. 11/08/1864 - "The resignations of the following-named officers have been accepted by the President, to take effect to-day:...Assistant Surgeons...William M. Nisbit [sic - Nisbet] ..." [S.O. 266/1] 11/30/1864 - Asst. Surgeon, Liberty, VA [It does not appear that Dr. Nisbet was aware that his resignation had been accepted.] 01/25/1865 - Assignment - ordered to report to Gen. R. E. Lee for duty with Gen. Longstreet's Corps [S.O. 20/2] 01/31/1865 - "Was relieved from duty at this post [Gen. Hospital, Liberty, VA]. . ." 02/12/1864 - Assigned to duty with the 59th GA Infantry as Asst. Surgeon 03/00/1865 - Asst. Surgeon, 59th GA Infantry 03/02/1865 - Seen as a patient, Receiving and Wayside Hospital, Richmond, VA [disposition: Stuart Hospital, Richmond, VA] 03/02/1865 - Patient, Stuart Hospital, Richmond, VA (diagnosis: dysenteria acuta) 03/29/1865 - Furloughed for 30 days ~1865 - Married, Mary Gordon Byers [she died in 1890] 1870 - Druggist, Jacksonville, Calhoun Co., AL 1880 - Druggist, Jacksonville, Calhoun Co., AL [indexed in the 1880 U. S. Census as a "William M. Nesbit" - "drugist"] 11/02/1890 - Wife, Mary, died, Jacksonville, Calhoun Co., AL 1900 - Druggist, Jacksonville, Calhoun Co., AL (widow - indexed in the 1900 U.S. Census as "Wm. M. Nesbit") 1910 - Owns drug store, Jacksonville, Calhoun Co. AL (widow) 03/09/1914 - Died, Calhoun Co., AL
Bob Krick and Michael Angelo provided input to this biography.
This biographical sketch is from: Hambrecht, F.T. & Koste, J.L., Biographical register of physicians who served the Confederacy in a medical capacity. 04/19/2014. Unpublished database.