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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.
F. Terry Hambrecht, M.D.
Senior Technical Advisor to the
National Museum of Civil War Medicine
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Thank you for additional data. I'm sure the family will be thrilled to learn this about their ancestor.
Added by CMC on Feb 13, 2017 1:14 PM
|Del Groves||John Harrison Hunter #23721843|
I have trf his memorial to you. His wife Sophie Forrest (Summers) is my 3rd cousin 5x removed. Please visit my website - I welcome any additions or corrections. BTW - everyone in my database has a Person ID # and mine = 1 and with that you can check my relationship, if any, to anyone else in the database by clicking on the 'Relationship' tab on that person's individual page and then entering my Person ID # in the appropriate block.
|Scott Hutchison||Randolph Futzhugh Mason|
Mother listed as died in Shirley,Charles City Co. Sight correction "Shirley" is not a place such as town or settlement. "Shirley" is a plantation home on the James River.
|Carolyn McAfee-McGuire||John Miller McAfee, M.D., and Joseph R. McAfee. M.D., etc.|
Dr. John Miller McAfee, M.D. of Marietta, GA was a cousinship to the Dr. Jesse McAfee, of Dalton, GA, whom you have listed on your site; both gentlemen lived and died in GA. Dr. John Miller McAfee (b. Rutherfordton NC) was a Brig.Gen. in the GA Militia; he was designated as a surgeon in the GA Militia records; he died shortly after the Civil War and is buried in Marietta, GA. Cause of this premature death: T.B.
Exactly where Dr. John Miller McAfee medically trained is not fully understood; but it is noted that during his latter educational years, a European physician (who had been on staff of Napoleon) arrived to NC and resided in the household of NC Honorable Robert McAfee, the father of Dr. John Miller McAfee. Research shows that the European physician was involved with training certain medical students and whether he was associated with a NC medical university is not known at this writing.
The European physician is reputed to have been an extremely skillful surgeon and would likely imparted such skill to students. Recently, a GA grave was legally opened which was that of a Union soldier, (a McAfee cousinship), and there, along with the remains, was an amputated arm; it had been removed with a notable skill. The first thought (yet, unproven) was that the removal of the arm was likely the work of Dr. John Miller McAfee who had lived nearby where the Union soldier had been shot by a Confederate sniper high up in a tree, The Union soldier McAfee cousin lingered for three days. This was near the K-Mountain; but, it was not the Battle of McAfee Crossroads. Note; At the Battle of McAfee's Crossroads (plantation of Dr. John Miller McAfee's youngest brother, Robert McAfee), the house was taken and used by the Union General Garrard, and it became a field hospital. Today, there are still bloodstains on the old flooring of the wounded and dying soldiers from the Battle of McAfees' Crossroads.
Additionally, a Dr. Joseph R. McAfee of Grenada, MS was another at-large family cousinship; as was W.W. McAfee, M.D. of the Atlanta GA area. All obits for these McAfee physicians are on findagrave.com; however, little detail re their medical training is noted in the obits. I think that you will find that most, if not all, of these physicians lived during the Civil War Era and may be likely candidates for your efforts re noting Civil War physicians.
|Picketopen||Schedule of Property|
I'm interested in the source of the Schedule of Property that you posted for Dr. DeSaussure. Can you tell me what Record Group those records are in at the National Archives?
|Darrell Landrum||Edward and Martha Craighill|
Sir, I posted a couple of new photos of their graves that I took yesterday to your memorials. If you would prefer that I remove them, please let me know and I will.
|Old Waco||Dr Christopher Coleman Taliaferro|
Thank you so much for sending the biographical material for his memorial.
Added by Old Waco on Nov 29, 2016 8:51 AM
|Cat||RE: Dr. Benjamin Whitaker Daniel (#139071745)|
Your welcome. cat
Added by Cat on Nov 28, 2016 12:30 PM
|Old Waco||James Madison Willis, MD|
We corresponded earlier this year. I have an article about him that came out today in a newsletter of the McLennan County Medical Society. Dr. J. M. Willis served as a Confederate surgeon. Contact me if you want me to forward it.
Added by Old Waco on Nov 23, 2016 11:43 AM
|M. Garls||Dr. Sterling Brown Frost|
Thank you for sharing information on my great,great grandfather Dr. Sterling Brown Frost on find-a-grave.. I am very interested in his military medical medical service. Are you going to publish your research on Confederate physicians?
Added by M. Garls on Nov 06, 2016 4:10 PM
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