A retired biomedical engineer and physician who enjoys genealogy and who loves trains - model and real.
For the last 30 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 of value to those who use the register.
Note: If you wish to know the source of a photograph or document I have added, click on it for an enlarged version and then read the caption below.
F. Terry Hambrecht, M.D. Senior Technical Advisor to the National Museum of Civil War Medicine www.civilwarmed.org
RE: Dr. Robert Campbell (#132721787) He does not have a marker. This is the stone to the plot where there are numerous graves. His plot is simply lined in brick with no stone. The date is when the plot was created for the family. There is an additional WWI veteran with the same name buried in the plot and a child those are the only 2 with stones.
RE: Dr. George Walker Graves (72962623) Very nice work on his memorial Terry, let me know if you find any other physicians that I have that fit into your work, would be more than happy to transfer them to you as long as they aren't my family. Eileen
RE: Dr. William Robert Robinson (#58362237) Unmarked, no stone was ever placed on this grave. The cemetery historian will attempt to find documents to submit to the VA for a military marker but that is at least a year away. The cemetery has a full time surveyor, he has a very shiny chrome rod attached to a shovel handle, which he uses to locate missing stones.
First Street Cemetery, Waco Hello Terry, Thanks for your message. There were a number of physicians at First Street Cemetery of Waco that were Confederate veterans. There were one or two Union doctors also at this cemetery. I believe all have FG memorials. Best, Bradford
Thank you for your message, and I enjoyed seeing the photograph you added.
The McLennan County (Texas) Medical Society (formerly the Waco Medical Assoc.) is celebrating its 150th anniversary in April. I serve on its 150th committee. I've transcribed three early registers of physicians in McLennan County. Perhaps some of your Civil War physicians are listed. Here are the links.
William Henry Terry: William Henry is buried in Section A, Lot 18, S1/2 of the Oakwood Cemetery in Falls Church, VA, but there is no grave marker for him. There are four Henry's buried in that Lot (William S., Lucy, Lucy M., and Bessie C.) There is only one grave marker: that of Lucy M. Henry, 1863-1932. Reply with your email and I will send photos of Lucy's marker and the cemetery record. Ed Costello, Find A Grave#47588119