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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.
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What is your opinion of Dr McGuire's estimate that chloroform was used over 28,000 times in the corp in which he served (2d Corp ANV)? Do you feel this estimate is exaggerated at all or does that number of operations seem accurate to you? I have just read the article for the first time and was surprised by the number but really have nothing to compare it to. Thanks for any light you can shed.

Added by On the Trail on Oct 05, 2014 12:58 PM
Mason Walker Smith # 43050678
Julia F. Jennings Hewitt Smith is in my family tree and I have been doing some research on her. Julia was born in 1843 to William Henry and Elizabeth Cottrell Jennings. In about 1859 she married Charles F. Hewitt. They had one child, Alice born in 1860. In the 1870 census Alice is listed as being 70 but it should be 10 years old. On Feb 4, 1864 in Henrico Co., Virginia Julia married M. W. Smith. M. W. Smith's parents are Luke and N.J. It lists her as being a widow. If you send me your email address I can send a copy of the Marriage record. I just thought this might help with your research. You can email me at
Added by CHS on Oct 01, 2014 3:03 PM
Dr. William T. McAllister
Would you consider adding my GGrandfather Dr. William T. McAllister to your virtual cemetery? His Find a Grave memorial number is 92304617. William graduated from the University of Virginia 28 June 1848 with the title of Doctor of Medicine. He was 19 years old. Is any additional info. available from the University? Thanks
Patricia Healy
Added by Pat on Sep 28, 2014 7:45 PM
One other thing about your site. Every other site suggests that Dr Olliphant married Anne Ogle Tayloe and not Virginia Jane Tayloe. Unfortunately the 1890 US Federal Census for Alabama was destroyed in a fire and that would have listed one or the other as his wife.
Do you have any information regarding this marriage?
Thanks for your help
Added by barbkala on Sep 25, 2014 8:12 AM
Dr Samuel Rutherford Olliphant
Memorial 95756834
You have a great deal of info for Dr. Olliphant except for any children. I think George Robert may have been one of his children, but can not find a link. If you have any info I would greatly appreciate it
Added by barbkala on Sep 23, 2014 9:31 AM
RE: Dr. Alfred Scott James (#65362268)
Is your information in a form that you can e-mail a copy of it to me? If you can, I would appreciate it. Thanks,

e-mail address:
Added by GWR on Aug 31, 2014 8:18 PM
Dr Alfred Scott James
Dr Alfred Scott James,Find A Grave Memorial# 65362268, was a doctor and a confederate veteran. I don't know if he served as a doctor in the war. If you find any record of his service, I would like to know about it. GWR
Added by GWR on Aug 31, 2014 3:25 PM
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Dr Thomas Fanning Wood
Confederate Surgeon Dr Thomas Fanning Wood not sure if you already have his info or not.

Find A Grave Memorial# 6912718
Added by On the Trail on Aug 25, 2014 7:41 PM
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Dr Erwin J Eldridge CSA Surgeon
Another Confederate Surgeon that is not yet in your Virtual Cemetery. This memorial includes a wonderful portrait of Dr Eldridge and a very nice bio. Find A Grave Memorial# 10905414

Eldridge, Erwin J. -- Appointed 3rd Sergeant of Company A, 11th Battlion Georgia Light Artillery July 6, 1861, Assistant Surgeon of the 16th Regiment Georgia Infantry July 19, 1861, Surgeon July 22, 1862. Serving as Chief Surgeon of General Cobb's command January 26, 1864. Granted leave of absence with permission to visit Nassau October 10, 1864. No later record.
Added by On the Trail on Aug 24, 2014 7:53 PM
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Dr James Beverly Clifton, Surgeon
Here's another one you don't have in your Virtual Cemetery yet:

Dr James Beverly Clifton Find A Grave Memorial# 15100184

Clifton, James B. -- Appointed Assistant Surgeon of the 15th Regiment North Carolina Infantry June 1861, Surgeon of the 16th Regiment Georgia Infantry September 13, 1861, Surgeon of the 10th Battalion Virginia Heavy Artillery April 4, 1862, Surgeon, P. A. C. S., from State of North Carolina, July 16, 1864. Discharged as Surgeon, P. A. C. S., January 25, 1865, and asked assignment to duty on Conscript Board February 22, 1865.
Added by On the Trail on Aug 24, 2014 7:47 PM
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