|Birth: ||Jun. 12, 1843|
|Death: ||Mar. 5, 1918|
Gildersleeve attended MCV and U.Va, and was in the Southern Guard while there. When the war came, he joined the famous Richmond Howitzers before being transferred to Richmond's Howard Hospital as an Assistant Surgeon. He worked at Hospital Number Nine and Chimborazo before being placed temporarily in charge of the Wayside Hospital in Bristol, and then the hospital at Abingdon, where he directed the removal of Longstreet's sick and wounded. He was then twenty-one years old. He was put with Kershaw's Brigade and went with them from The Wilderness to Appomattox, where he did not surrender. Uniting with General Johnston in South Carolina, being captured in Fayetteville, North Carolina on 13 April 1865, and then paroled. After the war he wrote "History of Chimborazo Hospital, Richmond, Va., and Its Medical Officers During 1861-1865 " Virginia Medical Semi-Monthly, July 8, 1904 and became president of the Association of Medical Officers of the Army and Navy of the Confederacy.
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Virginia. Department of Confederate Military Records. Hospital records, 1863-1865, 1904.Accession 27684. .35 cubic feet.Library of Va..Virginia Department of Confederate Military Records consisting of a register, August-December 1863, of wounded from Chim...(Read more)|
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