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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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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
On the Trail
Another Confederate (Naval) Surgeon
Heres another one for you. Not of the Army Of TN Hsopital staff, but a very interesting bio.

Dr Joseph Simeon West - Find A Grave Memorial# 95904800
Added by On the Trail on Aug 24, 2014 3:17 PM
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Buckner, Bragg, Foard, and Gamble Hospital Staff
One more for you....

Dr Kinsman Clinton Divine Memorial #14010217
Added by On the Trail on Aug 24, 2014 1:57 PM
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Bragg, Buckner, Foard, and Gamble Hospital Staff

So sorry to hear of your family's recent loss. I have updated the most recent info I have on the Army of TN Hospitals and wanted to share with you.

General Hospitals and Medical Officers in Charge
NEWNAN, GA Hospitals -
Dr Andrew J Foard, Army Medical Director Western Dept. (until Feb 1864)
Dr. Samuel H. Stout, Army Medical Director Department of Tennessee supervising
Dr Samuel M Bemiss, Asst Army Medical Director
Dr Benjamin Miller Wible (not certain of position)

Buckner Hospital - Dr. William T. McAllister, Surgeon.
Bragg Hospital - 1863 Dr. Joshua Allen Gore, surgeon; 1864 Dr. William Cordwell Cross, Surgeon.
Bragg Hospital Asst Surgeons: Dr. Wallace W. Estell (Estill) (d Nov 1864), (Dr William Webb succeeding Dr Estill as Asst Surgeon); Dr. H.D.E. Redwine, Asst Surgeon; Dr. Colvin B Adams, Asst Surgeon
Foard Hospital - 1863 George Turnbull Pursley, surgeon; 1864 J. N. Hughes, Surgeon
Gamble Hospital - 1863 Dr Cary Breckenridge Gamble, surgeon; 1864 K. C. Devine, Surgeon
Here are links to the Find A Grave memorials for the ones I have been able to locate:
Dr. Colvin B Adams - 29453116
Dr Samuel M Bemiss - 79949105
Dr William Cordwell Cross - 98280671
Dr Wallace William Estill - 25599327
Dr Andrew J Foard - 16589399
Dr Cary Breckenridge Gamble - 80061966
Dr Joshua Allen Gore
Dr William Thomas McAllister - 92304617&;
Dr George Turnbull Pursley - 21787175
Dr H.D.E. Redwine - 32277725
Dr Samuel Hollingsworth Stout - 111825163
Benjamin Miller Wible (not certain of position)- 117666226
Added by On the Trail on Aug 24, 2014 1:28 PM
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Confederate Medical Officers

I ran across your profile while searching for Dr. Cary B Gamble. My gg grandfather, Dr. William Cordwell Cross of Cherokee, Colbert County, AL was Surgeon Major and succeeded Dr Gore as Med Off in charge of the Bragg Hospital (Army of TN)

The Bragg Hospital was located in Gainesville, AL (near Livingston in W AL.) It may have originally been called the Bragg Hospital while it was located in Corinth/Meridian as well, but I can find no reference to that name. I know it moved from Gainesville to Ringgold GA in 1863. After Chickamauga, it was moved again to Newnan, GA and then in Aug 1864 to Americus, GA and finally to Meridian MS where my gg grandfather signed the Oath of Allegiance.

General Hospitals and Medical Officers in Charge, Attached to the Army of Tennessee, July, 1864.
NEWNAN, GA Hospitals - Samuel H. Stout, Army Medical Director Department of Tennessee supervising
Buckner Hospital - W. T. McAllister, Surgeon.
Bragg Hospital - Dr. William Cordwell Cross, Surgeon (succeeded Dr. Gore) Dr. Wallace Estill, Asst Surgeon; Dr. Redwine, Asst Surgeon; Dr. Adams, Asst Surgeon
Foard Hospital - J. N. Hughes, Surgeon
Gamble Hospital - K. C. Devine, Surgeon.

William C. Cross, appointed Surgeon, 16th Alabama Infantry October 30, 1861, date of confirmation, April 4, 1863, stationed at Beech Grove, Kentucky December, 1861; absent sick June 28, 1862. June 6, 1864, "Appointed a member of Examination Board of Gamble Hospital to examine all patients in the hospital and report such as all able for duty, especial attention as to the fitness of officers for duty is directed," relieved from duty at Newman, Ga.. August 16/18, 1864, and report to Bragg Hospital at Americus, Ga. for duty, posted to an Army of Tennessee hospital at Meridian, Mississippi February 1865, gave his Parole of Honor to the United States May 12, 1865 at Meridian, Mississippi M331 Compiled Service Records of Confederate General and Staff Officers, and Nonregimental Enlisted Men

William Cordwell Cross, of Cherokee, Colbert county was appointed surgeon of the Sixteenth (Regiment Alabama Volunteer Infantry) in October, 1861 and was promoted to senior surgeon of the brigade in the spring of 1862 while at Corinth. He remained with the wounded at Perryville; was transferred to hospital duty in the spring of 1863, and remained on duty at Newnan, Ga., until near the close of the war. A brother surgeon who knew him in service, intimately says, "he is a fine physician, a devoted friend, a true patriot, and an elegant gentleman." ~ from Early Settlers of Alabama Part 1, James Edmund Saunders, 1899. Pages 174-175.

Voucher for $140 issued to William C Cross, a surgeon in the Confederate States Army ( Voucher is for lodging for Dr. Cross and his family in Newnan, GA) Alabama Department of Archives and History Digital Collection,

"The Bragg Hospital was on the train with us. Miss Burford and Mrs. Byrom, the matrons, and Dr. Cross's [sic] family were with it which made the trip much pleasanter for us. Dr. Cross was a man of wealth, and when he joined the army left his family well provided for. They lived near Tuscumbia, in the northern portion of Alabama. When the enemy went there they took every thing that Mrs. Cross had: upward of seventy negroes, twenty five thousand pounds of meat, all her livestock, and a large amount of grain and a large supply of groceries for family use. After they took all of these things, they politely asked Mrs. Cross to leave the house, as they intended to burn it. They would not give her time to get a change of clothes for her children. Her old father was an invalid, and had to hobble out on crutches. After getting through with her house, they went to a neighbors and did the same. The officer in charge made a great fuss talking; but as usual did nothing to restore what was lost. I have been intimate with this amiable family for some time, and their uncomplaining endurance of their wrongs has excited my unbounded admiration. I have never heard a complaint from any of them. Mrs. C [sic] tells me that, since she has lost everything nothing annoys her. Miss C [sic] is a highly educated and refined young lady, and has traveled in Europe." (The latter Miss C references Minerva Cross, daughter of WC Cross)
~ From "A Journal of Hospital Life in the Confederate Army of Tennessee" by Kate Cumming, page 156.

"Dr. Gore. formerly surgeon of the Bragg Hospital, was an eminent physician in Bloomfield, Kentucky. He gave up everything for the cause, and since entering the army has been devoted to his country. Dr. Cross, his successor, was one of the wealthiest men in North Alabama, and is a high-toned gentleman. He joined the army at the outbreak of the war, and has nobly done his duty." ~ From "A Journal of Hospital Life in the Confederate Army of Tennessee" by Kate Cumming, page 153.

"Dr. Estell, an assistant surgeon in the Bragg Hospital, died lately. He was in his seventy-fifth year, and a most princely looking man. He was attended by his bosom friends Drs. Cross and Hughes, who resorted to every means that experienced skill could bring to bear to restore him to health and usefulness, but all vain; he sank under his disease, and departed this life beloved and regretted by all who knew him." ~ From "A Journal of Hospital Life in the Confederate Army of Tennessee" by Kate Cumming, page 152-153.
Added by On the Trail on Aug 17, 2014 3:41 PM
John Panhorst
Dr, Michel
I have transferred his page as requested.
Added by John Panhorst on Aug 06, 2014 5:46 AM
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