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Dr David Hunter Tucker
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Birth: May 18, 1815
Winchester
Winchester City
Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 17, 1871
Richmond
Richmond City
Virginia, USA

Father: Judge Henry St. George Tucker
Mother: Ann Evelina Hunter
1836 - Received 1st M.D., Univ of VA, Charlottesville, VA
1837 - Received 2nd M.D., University of Pennsylvania, Medical Dept,Philadelphia, PA [from: VA; thesis entitled: "Hemorrhoids"]
1837-1839 - Studied in Paris, France [2 years - with an interest in obstetrics]
1839 - Practiced medicine, Philadelphia, PA
09/20/1842 - Married, Elizabeth Dallas, (she died in 1902)
- Co-founder, Franklin Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
1848 - Author of book entitled "Elements of the Principles and Practice of Midwifery"
12/07/1850 - Practiced medicine, Richmond, Henrico Co., VA (living with wife, Elizabeth, and four children - indexed in the 1850 U.S. Census as David Tucker)
1849-1869 - Professor, Theory and Practice of Medicine, Medical Dept of Hampden-Sidney College, Richmond, VA [The medical department separated from Hampden-Sidney College in 1853 to become the Medical College of Virginia in 1853]
1853-1856 - Dean, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA
06/20/1860 - Practiced medicine, 2nd Ward, Richmond, Henrico Co., VA (living with wife, Elizabeth A., and five children - indexed in the 1860 U. S. Census as David H. Tucker)
07/19/1861 - Appointed Surgeon, Provisional Army of the Confederate States
08/12/1861 - Surgeon, Springfield Hospital [a.k.a., Springfield Hall Hospital, Masonic Hall Hospital, Temperance Hall Hospital], Richmond, VA
10/31/1861 - Surgeon, Springfield Hospital, Richmond, VA
02/05/1862 - Confirmed as Surgeon from VA by the Confederate States Senate
02/12/1862 - Surgeon in private quarters, Richmond, VA [typically Confederate officers were cared for in private homes]
05/24/1862 - "Surgeon Peter Lyons will report for duty to Surgeon C. B. Gibson, in charge of the general hopsital in this city, and relieve Surgeon D. H. Tucker, now on duty at that place. Surgeon Tucker on being relieved will attend to the sick officers and men in this city who require his attention." [S.O. 119/14]
00/00/1862 - Surgeon-in-charge, Chaffin's Bluff Hospital, VA
1863-1864 - Professor, Theory and Practice of Medicine, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA
05/00/1863 - Attended Gen. T. J. Jackson, among other physicians, at Guinea's Station, VA, after Gen. Jackson was wounded by his own men during the Battle of Chancellorsville on 05/02/1863. Gen. Jackson died on 05/10/1863 of pneumonia which was presumably a complication of his injury.
05/11/1863 - Relieved from present duty and ordered to report to Surgeon [Alexander Gallatin] Lane in charge, Winder Hospital [Richmond, VA] for assignment to temporary duty
06/01/1863 - Submitted a requisition for forage, Richmond, VA
10/26/1863 - Granted 10 days of leave from Winder Hospital, Richmond, VA
11/06/1863 - Stationed as Surgeon, Richmond, VA
05/00/1864 - Senior Surgeon, Confederate Army Board of Medical Examination, Gen. Hospital, Camp Winder, Richmond, VA
07/00/1864 - Serving on a Confederate Army Board of Medical Examination, Gen. Hospital, Camp Winder, Richmond, VA
08/03/1864 - Relieved from duty at Winder Hospital, and ordered to report to Surgeon Semple-in-charge, Gen. Hospital No. 21 [Richmond, VA], for assignment to duty
08/13/1864 - Reported for duty as Surgeon, Hospital No. 21 (C.S. Military Prison Hospital), Richmond, VA, by order of a medical director
09/20/1864 - Reported back for duty [after sick leave]
09/23/1864-10/05/864 - Absent from duty on sick leave
10/20/1864 - Relieved from duty by order of a medical director
10/21/1864 - Ordered to report to Camp Lee Hospital, Richmond, VA, by a medical director
10/22/1864 - Relieved from duty at Camp Lee and ordered to report to G. W. Semple, Surgeon-in-charge, Hospital No. 21 [Richmond, VA], for assignment
10/26/1864 - Granted 15 days leave of absence granted [S.O. 35/2 - Dept of Richmond - Gen. Ewell]
12/00/1864 - Surgeon, Hospital No. 21, Richmond, VA
04/26/1865 - Paroled by the U.S. Army, Richmond, VA
01/00/1866 - Author of "Clinical Lecture on Auscultation of the Heart", published in the Richmond Medical Journal, Richmond, VA, vol. 1, pp 1-7.
09/00/1866 - Professor, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA
1867-1869 - Professor, Practice of Medicine, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA
08/09/1870 - Practiced medicine, Richmond, Henrico Co., VA (living with wife, Elizabeth, and five children - indexed in the 1870 U.S. Census as David Tucker)
03/17/1871 - Died at his residence after a brief illness, Richmond, VA
09/23/1902 - Wife, Elizabth Dallas Tucker, died (buried: Longwood Cemetery, Bedford, Bedford Co., VA)

Bob Krick 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.
02/03/2009. Updated 11/15/2015.
Unpublished database.


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

David's father St. George Tucker was a professor of law at the University of Virginia, and originated that school's honor code. David himself studied medicine at U.Va. and at the University of Pennsylvania, and began his practice in Philadelphia in 1840.

After co-founding the Franklin Medical College there, he accepted in 1850 the Chair of theory and practice at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. He served on the faculty through the Civil War and helped train many Confederate surgeons. He was noted for a keen mind and vigorous lecture style.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Henry St. George Tucker (1780 - 1848)
  Ann Evelina Hunter Tucker (1789 - 1855)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Nicklin Dallas Tucker (1821 - 1902)
 
 Children:
  George Dallas Tucker (1850 - 1918)*
  John Randolph Tucker (1854 - 1926)*
 
 Siblings:
  Henry St. George Tucker (1808 - 1826)*
  Ann Evelina Hunter Tucker Magill (1809 - 1875)*
  Moses Hunter Tucker (1810 - 1811)*
  Frances Bland Tucker (1812 - 1826)*
  Mary Stephen Tucker (1813 - 1827)*
  David Hunter Tucker (1815 - 1871)
  Sarah Virginia St George Tucker Brooke (1817 - 1863)*
  Nathaniel Beverley Tucker (1820 - 1890)**
  Nathaniel Beverley Tucker (1820 - 1890)*
  John Randolph Tucker (1823 - 1897)*
  St. George Hunter Tucker (1828 - 1863)*
  Alfred Bland Tucker (1830 - 1862)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Note: , Date Of Burial : 03/19/1871, , Ref: Cemetery Records
 
Burial:
Hollywood Cemetery
Richmond
Richmond City
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section: I, Lot: 7
 
Maintained by: bioengineer
Originally Created by: Graves
Record added: Jul 13, 2012
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Dr David Hunter Tucker
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Dr David Hunter Tucker
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Dr David Hunter Tucker
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