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Dr Charles Frederick Fahs
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Birth: Oct. 10, 1827
York County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Nov. 17, 1873
Spalding County
Georgia, USA

Father: John Feister Fahs
Mother: Susanna "Susan" Elizabeth Ilgenfritz
1850 - M.D. degree, University of
Pennsylvania Medical Department,
Philadelphia, PA (from: PA;
thesis "Gunshot Wounds")
04/19/1851 - Joined, U. S. Navy
06/08/1851 - Left Norfolk, VA, as
Asst. Surgeon, U. S. Steamer Susquehanna.
This voyage would join Commodore Perry
on his expedition to Japan
1856 - Published, "Report made to Commodore
Perry on the botany, ethnography, etc.,
of the island of Great Lew Chew,
February 5, 1854", Washington [DC]
06/02/1856 - "He has one of the purest hearts
and one of the most noble intellects a
man was ever gifted with. He is highly
cultivated and scientific, an ornament
to his profession and the Navy" according
to John McIntosh Kell, the future Executive
Officer of the Confederate States Steamer Alabama,
1858 - Passed Asst. Surgeon, on U. S.
Steamer Water Witch, U. S. Navy
06/09/1859 - Married, Elizabeth "Lizzie"
Patterson Deans, Gloucester Co, VA
1860 - Wife lived in Gloucester Co, VA [Dr.
Fahs was presumably at sea]
11/11/1861 - Resigned as Surgeon, U. S. Navy
01/01/1862 - Surgeon, Confederate States Navy (CSN)
00/00/1862 - Served, Richmond [VA] Station
00/00/1862 - Served on a CSN Medical Examining Board
11/23/1862 - Appointed Surgeon, CSN,
to rank from 03/26/1861
1863 to 1865 - Served at CSN Ordnance
Works, Selma, AL
05/27/1865 - Paroled
1870 - Practiced medicine, Selma, AL
1871 - President, Selma [AL] Medical Society
1871 - Member, Medical Association of the
State of Alabama

This biographical sketch is from:
Hambrecht, F.T. & Koste, J.L., Biographical
register of physicians who served the
Confederacy in a medical capacity.
09/22/2012. Unpublished database.

Significant input to this biography
was provided by Terry Foenander

Abingdon Episcopal Church Cemetery
White Marsh
Gloucester County
Virginia, USA
Created by: bioengineer
Record added: Sep 22, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 97598883


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