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Dr John Minge, Jr
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Birth: Sep. 10, 1796
Charles City County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jan. 23, 1871
Charles City County
Virginia, USA

Father: John Minge, Sr.
Mother Sarah Collier Harrison
1819 - M.D. degree, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (from: VA; preceptor: Dr. John Adams; thesis: "Tic Doloureux")
03/09/1820 (or 03/08/1820) - Married, Mary Griffin Adams, Richmond, VA (she died in 1869)
1822 - Representative of Charles City Co., VA, in the Virginia State House of Delegates, Richmond, VA
1832 - Received the house at North Bend Plantation, Charles City Co., VA, and the surrounding 500 acres, from his father (his brother, James, received the rest of the "other half" of the plantation). John Minge, Jr. changed the name of the plantation to "Kittewan Creek." The name was maintained until the plantation was sold in 1850. It is believed that John Minge, Jr., moved to Alabama about that time only to return to Charles City Co., VA, in 1856.
11/13/1851 - Daughter, Sallie, died in childbirth. She was the wife of Lt. George E. Pickett, who was to become the famous Confederate general.
1860 - Practiced medicine, Charles City Co., VA (living with wife, Mary)
08/23/1862 - From the Richmond Dispatch, "Dr. Minge who has been at Westover [Plantation located on the north bank of the James River in Charles City County], nearly ever since the arrival of McClellan's army there has arrived in this city. He reports that the last of the Yankee army has left, leaving behind a number of stragglers and deserters. The ground where they last camped is strewn with cast-off uniforms, broken and injured muskets, crackers, &c. The doctor saw nineteen Yankees throw their muskets in the water and swim a creek in deserting. With the exception of restriction upon his liberty, Dr. Minge was well treated by the general officers with whom he came in contact. Nearly all of them, particularly Gens. Kearney and Fitzjohn Porter, behaved as gentlemen. The former remarked one day that the Confederates had one advantage over the Federal, and that was, if one of their Generals was killed they had an abundance of good ones to fill his place, which was not the case with their enemies. He also remarked when he arrived at Westover, after the seven day's fighting, that by all the rules of war there would be a battle there in six hours, and offered to send Dr. M.'s wife away from there for safety. All seemed surprised that the Confederates did not pursue the Federal army. When our artillery shelled the camp at Westover, at night, all in Mrs. Selden's house retreated into the cellar; but, upon a Yankee officer declaring that if a candle, left burning up stairs, was not put out, he would "blow, the d d house up," Dr. M. had to go up stairs, through the iron rain, and extinguish the light. Everything in the vicinity of the late camping ground is utterly destroyed. Dr. M. was sent for by one of the Generals to estimate and receive compensation for his property which was seized for the use of the army; but learning that the oath of allegiance was one of the conditions, promptly told the officer that he gave up all, and, more than that, would give up his life, before he would take it."
09/05/1862 - "Surgeon John Minge is assigned to duty at the Chimborazo Hospital, in this city, and will report accordingly to the surgeon in charge." [S.O. 208/9]10/14/1862 - Appointed Asst. Surgeon, Provisional Army of the Confederate States, to rank from 09/05/1862
10/14/1862 - Asst. Surgeon, Chimborazo Hospital, Div. 1, Richmond, VA
04/04/1863 - Confirmed as Asst. Surgeon by the Confederate States Senate
11/20/1863 - Signs receipt for $36 received of Wm. E. Trahenor [?spelling], for "extra pay for Negroes under my supervision", Chimborazo Hospital
04/00/1864 - Asst. Surgeon, Chimborazo Hospital, Div. 1, Richmond, VA
06/00/1864 - Asst. Surgeon, Chimborazo Hospital, Div. 1, Richmond, VA
08/00/1864 - Asst. Surgeon, Chimborazo Hospital, Div. 1, Richmond, VA
10/00/1864 - Asst. Surgeon, Chimborazo Hospital, Div. 1, Richmond, VA
12/18/1864 - Absent from Chimborazo Hospital due to sickness
01/27/1865 - Absent from Chimborazo Hospital due to sickness
01/30/1865 - Returned to duty
01/31/1865 - Relieved from duty as Asst. Surgeon, Chimborazo Hospital, Div. 1, Richmond, VA
06/24/1869 - Wife, Mary Griffin Adams Minge, died
1870 - Retired physician, Harrison Township, Charles City Co., VA
01/23/1871 - Died, "Hillsmans", Charles City Co., VA. Dr. Minge was initially buried in an unknown cemetery and then reinterred with the "Adams" family in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA. It is likely that his wife, Mary Minge, is buried in the same Adams family plot.

Note: Mary Minge, the wife of Dr. John Minge, Jr., was chief matron at Chimborazo Hospital, Richmond, VA.

Bob Krick, Jeffry Burden, and Chris Ferguson provided input to this biography.

This biographical sketch is from:
Hambrecht, F.T. & Koste, J.L., Biographical
register of physicians who served the
Confederacy in a medical capacity.

The following was added by KM, the creator of this memorial:

John Minge, Jr, married Mary Griffin Adams in Richmond, VA, on 9 March 1820 and they were the parents of Sally Minge Pickett of Weyanoke Estate. He was a medical doctor who studied under his father and his father-in-law. 
Family links: 
  Sarah Harrison Minge (1770 - 1812)
  Mary Minge
  Mary Griffin Adams Minge (____ - 1853)*
  Mollie Minge*
  John Minge (1821 - 1858)*
  Sally Harrison Steward Minge Pickett (1829 - 1851)*
  John Minge (1796 - 1871)
  Collier Harrison Minge (1799 - 1865)**
  Benjamin Carter Minge (1801 - 1828)*
  George W.H. Minge (1805 - 1880)*
  Anna Mercer Minge Dunlop (1809 - 1863)*
  David Minge (1811 - 1887)*
*Calculated relationship
Hollywood Cemetery
Richmond City
Virginia, USA
Plot: Sec 12, Lot 6 - with Adams family
Maintained by: bioengineer
Originally Created by: K M
Record added: Dec 21, 2002
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Dr John Minge, Jr
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In memory of Dr. John Minge, Jr. and in gratitude for his dedication to mankind.
- Georgia Girl
 Added: Jun. 7, 2011

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