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On the Trail
Bragg, Buckner, Foard, and Gamble Hospital Staff

So sorry to hear of your family's recent loss. I have updated the most recent info I have on the Army of TN Hospitals and wanted to share with you.

General Hospitals and Medical Officers in Charge
NEWNAN, GA Hospitals -
Dr Andrew J Foard, Army Medical Director Western Dept. (until Feb 1864)
Dr. Samuel H. Stout, Army Medical Director Department of Tennessee supervising
Dr Samuel M Bemiss, Asst Army Medical Director
Dr Benjamin Miller Wible (not certain of position)

Buckner Hospital - Dr. William T. McAllister, Surgeon.
Bragg Hospital - 1863 Dr. Joshua Allen Gore, surgeon; 1864 Dr. William Cordwell Cross, Surgeon.
Bragg Hospital Asst Surgeons: Dr. Wallace W. Estell (Estill) (d Nov 1864), (Dr William Webb succeeding Dr Estill as Asst Surgeon); Dr. H.D.E. Redwine, Asst Surgeon; Dr. Colvin B Adams, Asst Surgeon
Foard Hospital - 1863 George Turnbull Pursley, surgeon; 1864 J. N. Hughes, Surgeon
Gamble Hospital - 1863 Dr Cary Breckenridge Gamble, surgeon; 1864 K. C. Devine, Surgeon
Here are links to the Find A Grave memorials for the ones I have been able to locate:
Dr. Colvin B Adams - 29453116
Dr Samuel M Bemiss - 79949105
Dr William Cordwell Cross - 98280671
Dr Wallace William Estill - 25599327
Dr Andrew J Foard - 16589399
Dr Cary Breckenridge Gamble - 80061966
Dr Joshua Allen Gore
Dr William Thomas McAllister - 92304617&;
Dr George Turnbull Pursley - 21787175
Dr H.D.E. Redwine - 32277725
Dr Samuel Hollingsworth Stout - 111825163
Benjamin Miller Wible (not certain of position)- 117666226

Added by On the Trail on Aug 24, 2014 1:28 PM

On the Trail
Confederate Medical Officers

I ran across your profile while searching for Dr. Cary B Gamble. My gg grandfather, Dr. William Cordwell Cross of Cherokee, Colbert County, AL was Surgeon Major and succeeded Dr Gore as Med Off in charge of the Bragg Hospital (Army of TN)

The Bragg Hospital was located in Gainesville, AL (near Livingston in W AL.) It may have originally been called the Bragg Hospital while it was located in Corinth/Meridian as well, but I can find no reference to that name. I know it moved from Gainesville to Ringgold GA in 1863. After Chickamauga, it was moved again to Newnan, GA and then in Aug 1864 to Americus, GA and finally to Meridian MS where my gg grandfather signed the Oath of Allegiance.

General Hospitals and Medical Officers in Charge, Attached to the Army of Tennessee, July, 1864.
NEWNAN, GA Hospitals - Samuel H. Stout, Army Medical Director Department of Tennessee supervising
Buckner Hospital - W. T. McAllister, Surgeon.
Bragg Hospital - Dr. William Cordwell Cross, Surgeon (succeeded Dr. Gore) Dr. Wallace Estill, Asst Surgeon; Dr. Redwine, Asst Surgeon; Dr. Adams, Asst Surgeon
Foard Hospital - J. N. Hughes, Surgeon
Gamble Hospital - K. C. Devine, Surgeon.

William C. Cross, appointed Surgeon, 16th Alabama Infantry October 30, 1861, date of confirmation, April 4, 1863, stationed at Beech Grove, Kentucky December, 1861; absent sick June 28, 1862. June 6, 1864, "Appointed a member of Examination Board of Gamble Hospital to examine all patients in the hospital and report such as all able for duty, especial attention as to the fitness of officers for duty is directed," relieved from duty at Newman, Ga.. August 16/18, 1864, and report to Bragg Hospital at Americus, Ga. for duty, posted to an Army of Tennessee hospital at Meridian, Mississippi February 1865, gave his Parole of Honor to the United States May 12, 1865 at Meridian, Mississippi M331 Compiled Service Records of Confederate General and Staff Officers, and Nonregimental Enlisted Men

William Cordwell Cross, of Cherokee, Colbert county was appointed surgeon of the Sixteenth (Regiment Alabama Volunteer Infantry) in October, 1861 and was promoted to senior surgeon of the brigade in the spring of 1862 while at Corinth. He remained with the wounded at Perryville; was transferred to hospital duty in the spring of 1863, and remained on duty at Newnan, Ga., until near the close of the war. A brother surgeon who knew him in service, intimately says, "he is a fine physician, a devoted friend, a true patriot, and an elegant gentleman." ~ from Early Settlers of Alabama Part 1, James Edmund Saunders, 1899. Pages 174-175.

Voucher for $140 issued to William C Cross, a surgeon in the Confederate States Army ( Voucher is for lodging for Dr. Cross and his family in Newnan, GA) Alabama Department of Archives and History Digital Collection,

"The Bragg Hospital was on the train with us. Miss Burford and Mrs. Byrom, the matrons, and Dr. Cross's [sic] family were with it which made the trip much pleasanter for us. Dr. Cross was a man of wealth, and when he joined the army left his family well provided for. They lived near Tuscumbia, in the northern portion of Alabama. When the enemy went there they took every thing that Mrs. Cross had: upward of seventy negroes, twenty five thousand pounds of meat, all her livestock, and a large amount of grain and a large supply of groceries for family use. After they took all of these things, they politely asked Mrs. Cross to leave the house, as they intended to burn it. They would not give her time to get a change of clothes for her children. Her old father was an invalid, and had to hobble out on crutches. After getting through with her house, they went to a neighbors and did the same. The officer in charge made a great fuss talking; but as usual did nothing to restore what was lost. I have been intimate with this amiable family for some time, and their uncomplaining endurance of their wrongs has excited my unbounded admiration. I have never heard a complaint from any of them. Mrs. C [sic] tells me that, since she has lost everything nothing annoys her. Miss C [sic] is a highly educated and refined young lady, and has traveled in Europe." (The latter Miss C references Minerva Cross, daughter of WC Cross)
~ From "A Journal of Hospital Life in the Confederate Army of Tennessee" by Kate Cumming, page 156.

"Dr. Gore. formerly surgeon of the Bragg Hospital, was an eminent physician in Bloomfield, Kentucky. He gave up everything for the cause, and since entering the army has been devoted to his country. Dr. Cross, his successor, was one of the wealthiest men in North Alabama, and is a high-toned gentleman. He joined the army at the outbreak of the war, and has nobly done his duty." ~ From "A Journal of Hospital Life in the Confederate Army of Tennessee" by Kate Cumming, page 153.

"Dr. Estell, an assistant surgeon in the Bragg Hospital, died lately. He was in his seventy-fifth year, and a most princely looking man. He was attended by his bosom friends Drs. Cross and Hughes, who resorted to every means that experienced skill could bring to bear to restore him to health and usefulness, but all vain; he sank under his disease, and departed this life beloved and regretted by all who knew him." ~ From "A Journal of Hospital Life in the Confederate Army of Tennessee" by Kate Cumming, page 152-153.

Added by On the Trail on Aug 17, 2014 3:41 PM

John Panhorst
Dr, Michel
I have transferred his page as requested.

Added by John Panhorst on Aug 06, 2014 5:46 AM

Sheila Hewitt
Dr. Randal M. Lytle
Memorial Number: 133084729

I just found Dr. Randal Lytle, a surgeon who served in that capacity during the entire war. I hope that you'll add him to your collection.

Added by Sheila Hewitt on Jul 20, 2014 2:16 PM

Andrew Burnet
Just send me what you wanted add where. Transfer is not necessary to make edits.

Added by Peka on Jul 06, 2014 7:10 AM

RE: Mary Hanckel.
Thanks Terry. Good luck to you.


Added by Saratoga on Jul 05, 2014 12:02 PM

RE: Mary Henckel.
Terry, this is Mary's memorial #



Added by Saratoga on Jul 05, 2014 9:51 AM

Mary Henckel.
Terry, I found Mary. Do you want to add her memorial or do you want me to? Let me know and if you want to I'll forward her information. She's at Magnolia.


Added by Saratoga on Jul 05, 2014 8:10 AM

RE: Dr. Robert Alexander Kinloch
Thanks Terry. Have a wonderful holiday weekend.


Added by Saratoga on Jul 03, 2014 3:33 PM

Sheila Hewitt
Another Confederate Doctor
Thank you, I'm glad you liked it. I found another Confederate doctor today at Mount Olivet, Nashville, Tennessee; Dr. Josephus Robertson. Here is his memorial number:131998134.


Added by Sheila Hewitt on Jun 28, 2014 8:58 AM

Teal Anderson
RE: Alfred Richardson Gourrier
Thank you! Dr. Alfred Hall is my Great Great grandfather and Dr. Alfred Richardson Gourrier is my Great Great Uncle. Thank you so much. I do have other medical ancestors (like Dr. Alfred Hall's Father); however, as William Hall, MD from Charleston SC was before the War Between the States I doubt you have details on him. Thank you for any information you wish to share. Do you have articles or books published?

Added by Teal Anderson on Jun 25, 2014 5:08 PM

Elizabeth Marlow O.
James Tracy
Thank you so much for the update. I was greatly appreciated.

Added by Elizabeth Marlow O. on Jun 24, 2014 4:54 AM

Teal Anderson
Alfred Richardson Gourrier
I have been researching my Gourrier ancestors and Dr. Alfred Gourrier was my great great uncle. I have visited his tomb and found some of the information you published on Find a Grave. I would very much like a copy of his biographical sketch. I have another great great grandfather who was a doctor, also practicing in St. Gabriel LA. Dr. Alfred Hall, he is buried at the St. Gabriel church cemetery along the river. Any information you can give me about either doctor would be appreciated. I know Dr. Hall received his medical degree of Tulane in 1858; however, I cannot find proof of Dr. Gourrier's degree. Dr. Gourrier was one of 6 brothers who fought for the Confederacy and returned home. His father was a doctor who obtained his license in England (I have a copy of his diploma) I belong to the United Daughters of the Confederacy and have proven lineage to both doctors among my ancestors. Dr. Alfred Hall was the son of a Dr. Wm. Hall from Charleston SC.
Again, I appreciate anything you can or are willing to share.
Mathilde Bousquet Anderson

Added by Teal Anderson on Jun 02, 2014 10:32 AM

Karen Sipe
Dr. John Liddell Neagle
Thank you for the update. I always thougth it was interesting to have such a nice memorial to the Civil War soldiers but rather unexpected to find it was a Confederate one in Washington state.

Best of luck with your research.

Added by Karen Sipe on May 25, 2014 1:51 PM

RE: Dr. Beverly Patrick Reese
My email address is Thank you for your quick response.

Added by Brittany on May 16, 2014 2:47 PM

Dr. Beverly Patrick Reese
Dr. Hambrecht, As part of the White Oak UMC Heritage Committee, I have been researching Dr. Beverly Patrick Reese and his connection to White Oak and the Confederate hospital that was active on the grounds. As you may know, the church and hospital wards were burned in June 1864 by Union forces as part of the Wilson-Kautz raid. On the 21st of next month we will be hosting an event to serve as a commemoration of the church's history as it pertains to the Civil War in Virginia, and a memorial dedication to the unknown soldiers buried within the churchyard.

History of the church, and it's service alongside the hospital, is hard to come by. Any additional information you can provide, either pertaining to Dr. Reese or the church and hospital, would be greatly appreciated.

Added by Brittany on May 16, 2014 1:05 PM

Jeff Lovelace
King Family of Washington, DC
Can you help me locate a husband and wife that passed away in DC? It seems that DC has that 50 year rule about obtaining a copy of a Death Certificate, which is keeping me from finding their burial location. Could you access the Obits in the Library?
Please help me if you can.

Added by Jeff Lovelace on May 11, 2014 11:33 AM

William Goodwyn Nixon
Thank you for your interest in Dr. Nixon. Please send the information you would like to have added to his memorial and I'd be happy to take care of that, as per Findagrave guidelines.

Linda Ames

Added by LFAmes1008 on May 04, 2014 4:21 AM

Nan Carter
Dr. Martin Bellinger (#41032619)
I am most happy to add any information to his memorial that you have. If you are closely related and I am not, I will transfer.

Mahalo, Nan

Added by Nan Carter on Apr 26, 2014 8:11 AM

Dr. Charles Grandison Keenan
Thank you. I have made additions to the memorial. k.

Added by k on Apr 08, 2014 11:56 AM

CSA Medical Database
I added two photos to your memorial 101212460 for Edward Armistead Semple. I would also like to refer you to memorial 65271916 for Paul Cornelius Lee who was also a CSA surgeon, in case you don't have him in your database.

Added by GWR on Apr 03, 2014 7:16 PM

Dr. Edward Jones Mims 57724849
Hello and thank you so much for your kind suggestion.

I am not sure exactly what you expected me to add to the memorial, so I added the first sentence. If this is not what you had in mind, please, let me know.

I am afraid to give credit for info on Find A Grave because one panicked FAGer told me it causes her problems when someone shares a memorial on Facebook. Her name appears a certain way that distresses her.

I am printing your suggestion to add to my Mims family info.

Bless you for all you do and Happy St. Patrick's Day.

Added by Janet on Mar 08, 2014 8:10 AM

Kay Torpey
Erin Kennedy
I connected her to her father as you requested.

Added by Kay Torpey on Feb 19, 2014 5:52 PM

Kay Torpey
Erin Kennedy
I connected her to her father as you requested.

Added by Kay Torpey on Feb 19, 2014 5:52 PM

Neil Smith
Bio for Dr. Edward Smith
Thought you might add this to his Franklin Cemetery Find A Grave entry.

"Edward Smith (1796-1874) - a physician and legislator in Brooke Co. - born on family farm which his father had carved out of the forest. He had a limited elementary education but read widely and studied medicine in Baltimore. Afterwards he continued to reside on the farm and practice in the rural districts. Later he moved to Wellsburg and still later to West Liberty, where he stayed until his death. He was a member of the Virginia Legislature at the time of the Succession of that state from the Union. Afterwards he became a prominent Republican and leader in the new state of W.Va. He served in the West Virginia House of Delegates in 1867. He married Catherine James in 1820 and had several children, one of whom became a college president of Ohio."

From THE WEST VIRGINIA HERITAGE ENCYCLOPEDIA, VOL. 20 edited and published by Jim Comstock, Richmond, WV 1979.

Added by Neil Smith on Feb 17, 2014 11:22 AM


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