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bioengineer (#47026824)
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Bio Photo I am a retired biomedical engineer and physician who enjoys genealogy and who loves trains - model and real.

For the last 25 years, Jodi Koste, Archivist at the Medical College of Virginia, and I have been compiling a biographical register of physicians who served the Confederacy in a medical capacity. At the present time there are over 10,200 files in the database, but because of duplications through multiple spellings of surnames and given names, I estimate there were about 9000 different individuals who served as physicians. Cemetery monuments and images of Confederate physicians are appropriate additions. They also help correct spelling errors and should be helpful to all who use the register.

F. Terry Hambrecht, M.D.
Senior Technical Advisor to the
National Museum of Civil War Medicine
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Dr. Charles Grandison Keenan
Thank you. I have made additions to the memorial. k.
Added by k on Apr 08, 2014 11:56 AM
CSA Medical Database
I added two photos to your memorial 101212460 for Edward Armistead Semple. I would also like to refer you to memorial 65271916 for Paul Cornelius Lee who was also a CSA surgeon, in case you don't have him in your database.
Added by GWR on Apr 03, 2014 7:16 PM
Dr. Edward Jones Mims 57724849
Hello and thank you so much for your kind suggestion.

I am not sure exactly what you expected me to add to the memorial, so I added the first sentence. If this is not what you had in mind, please, let me know.

I am afraid to give credit for info on Find A Grave because one panicked FAGer told me it causes her problems when someone shares a memorial on Facebook. Her name appears a certain way that distresses her.

I am printing your suggestion to add to my Mims family info.

Bless you for all you do and Happy St. Patrick's Day.
Added by Janet on Mar 08, 2014 8:10 AM
Kay Torpey
Erin Kennedy
I connected her to her father as you requested.
Added by Kay Torpey on Feb 19, 2014 5:52 PM
Kay Torpey
Erin Kennedy
I connected her to her father as you requested.
Added by Kay Torpey on Feb 19, 2014 5:52 PM
Neil Smith
Bio for Dr. Edward Smith
Thought you might add this to his Franklin Cemetery Find A Grave entry.

"Edward Smith (1796-1874) - a physician and legislator in Brooke Co. - born on family farm which his father had carved out of the forest. He had a limited elementary education but read widely and studied medicine in Baltimore. Afterwards he continued to reside on the farm and practice in the rural districts. Later he moved to Wellsburg and still later to West Liberty, where he stayed until his death. He was a member of the Virginia Legislature at the time of the Succession of that state from the Union. Afterwards he became a prominent Republican and leader in the new state of W.Va. He served in the West Virginia House of Delegates in 1867. He married Catherine James in 1820 and had several children, one of whom became a college president of Ohio."

From THE WEST VIRGINIA HERITAGE ENCYCLOPEDIA, VOL. 20 edited and published by Jim Comstock, Richmond, WV 1979.
Added by Neil Smith on Feb 17, 2014 11:22 AM
Helen Strickland
Thomas M Palmer #44196837
Mr. Hambrecht, thank you for your interest in Dr. Palmer. He was a direct ancestor of mine and I do not wish to transfer him at this time. However, I will be glad to add any information you would like to his memorial.

Added by Helen Strickland on Feb 16, 2014 2:01 PM
Neil Smith
Dr. Edward Smith
When I posted the photo of Dr. Edward Smith, I did not realize you had a photo request for his tombstone, if there is one. I live in MO so I can't readily visit the cemetery. However, my children both live in the DC area and we visit quite often. I could swing by Brooke county the next time I go and see if I can find the tombstone.

Why don't you request the photo again and I can use that to remind me. By the way, I'm planning a trip to Shiloh Military Park this April 6 so if you need anything from there, let me know.

Since you have "national" connections, maybe you can help me. When I first visited the Mormon library in Salt Lake City, I found an item that said some governament agency (probably NARA) wanted to make copies of CW soldier's photographs. If we would send them the original, they would make a high quality scan and return the original. I can not find the address in my notes.

I have a relative that was killed at Shiloh, and another in his unit that was killed around Atlanta. We have tintypes of both of them in uniform and would like to send them for copying.

Do you know where this agency might be? Thx, Neil
Added by Neil Smith on Feb 16, 2014 10:50 AM
Dr. Leroy L. Harcum
Thanks for the information regarding Civil War surgeon Leroy L. Harcum. I have found very little about him in the "Compiled Service Records." Could you share your sources? His name is engraved on the Confederate Monument in Heathsville, Virginia. I am researching the names on that monument and would greatly appreciate any help you can provide.
Added by RWC on Feb 12, 2014 11:23 AM
Sara and Harvey Causey
Dr. John Blocker
We added a photo today for Dr. John Elisha Blocker who is buried in the Blocker Cemetery in Clay County, Georgia. We also added a photo for Dr. Peter Franklin Marion Geer, who is buried in the same cemetery.
Added by Sara and Harvey Causey on Feb 10, 2014 5:41 PM
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