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Dr John Gibson Dudley
Birth: Mar. 3, 1827
South Carolina, USA
Death: Sep. 17, 1866
Marion County
South Carolina, USA

John Gibson Dudley received his M.D. degree from the Medical College of the State of South Carolina in 1848 and continued his studies at the Sorbonne in Paris, France, for one year. Before the Civil War he practiced medicine in Bennettsville and Marion, SC.

During the war he initially served the Confederacy as an Assistant Surgeon in the command of Brigadier General Henry Alexander Wise who ordered him to report to his brigade hospital. In March, 1862, he was assigned as Assistant Surgeon-in-charge of the 1st Division of the general hospital, Camp Winder, Richmond, VA.

In January, 1863, he was promoted to a full Surgeon and served as Surgeon-in-charge, 1st Division, General Hospital, Camp Winder, Richmond, VA. Many of the operations he performed during the Civil War are reported in the Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion. His surgery kit was made in England and may well have been run through the Union blockade. Fortunately it has survived. On April 3, 1865, Dr. Dudley was captured by Union troops in Richmond and paroled on April 16, 1865.

After the war, Dr. Dudley practiced briefly in Marion, SC. However, soon after resuming civilian practice, he became ill and never recovered before his death in 1866 "after a lingering illness of more than three months, during which time he suffered much ...."

This biographical sketch is from:
Hambrecht, F.T. & Koste, J.L., Biographical
register of physicians who served the
Confederacy in a medical capacity.
12/21/2010. Unpublished database.
Family links: 
  George Frederick Augustus Dudley (1803 - 1876)
  Caroline Ballard Dudley (1803 - 1876)
  John Gibson Dudley (1827 - 1866)
  George W Dudley (1831 - 1892)**
  Mary Dudley Dozier (1837 - 1903)*
*Calculated relationship
Old Town Cemetery
Marion County
South Carolina, USA
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