|Birth: ||Jul. 14, 1828|
South Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Dec. 2, 1918|
Son of William Augustus Brickell and Susan Margaret Faust. Married (1) Helen Broadnax, issue: Frank Hamer Brickell. Married (2) Marie Emma Welham, issue: William Edwin Brickell, Marie Medora Brickell.
Surgeon, Confederate Army, Civil War
Served in the 8th Arkansas Infantry and as Surgeon on Gen. Staff and in the 3rd Confederate Infantry
Excerpted from "Confederate Military History: A Library of Confederate States History, Vol. 10" edited by Clement Anselm Evans:
William Edwin Brickell, M.D., of New Orleans was in the medical service of the Confederate states army. He was born near Columbia, South Carolina, in July, 1828. In 1835 he moved with his grandfather [James Noailles Brickell] to Franklin, Tenn. After the death of his grandfather in 1841 he went with his father to Madison county, Miss. In 1847 he attended the Western military institute, at Georgetown, Kentucky. In 1850 he undertook the study of medicine and graduated in 1853 at the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania. He began his practice at Vicksburg, Miss., and had gained a good clientele and worthy reputation as a physician when the movement for secession began. When Mississippi left the Union he accepted the offer of Gen. T.C. Hindman at Corinth and was appointed by General Hardee surgeon of [Marma?]dukes brigade with the rank of major. He continued his duty with this brigade through the Kentucky campaign, including the battle of Perryville, and until the battle of Murfreesboro, when he was poisoned during the performance of a surgical operation and was disabled for two or three months. On his return to duty he was assigned as surgeon of the Eighth regiment Arkansas Infantry, Gen. W. St. John Liddel's brigade, which was forward commanded by Gen. D.C. Govan. This brigade belonged to Clebourne's division, Hardee's corps, Army of Tennessee. With this command Mr. Brickell served in the Chickamauga, Atlanta, and Hood's Tennessee campaigns. He was left in charge of sick and wounded of the corps at Pulaski, Tenn., and was captured in December 1864. After his patients had recovered he was sent to Delaware, and thence to Richmond, in charge of eighteen hundred exchanged Confederate prisoners. In Richmond he was ordered to join Gen. Richard Taylor. En route he was at West Point, Georgia, when Fort Tyler was captured April 16, 1865, and after caring for the wounded two weeks, he went on and reported to General Taylor. On the next morning he was paroled. Since the war Major Brickell has been in the practice of his profession at New Orleans, except the period of 1869-75, when he resided at Vicksburg. He is one of the successful medical men of the city and enjoys a high degree of popularity, professionally and socially.
Maintained by: Betty Dudley Smith Beard
Originally Created by: Barbara Munson
Record added: May 29, 2011
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