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Dr Thomas Dudley Isom
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Birth: Apr. 5, 1816
Maury County
Tennessee, USA
Death: May 4, 1902
Oxford
Lafayette County
Mississippi, USA

Father: James Isom
Mother: Mary Gale
1835 - Merchant, Tullahoma (later, name changed to Grenada), Grenada Co., MS
1839 - M.D. degree, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA (from: MS)
1839 - Practiced medicine, Oxford, Lafayette Co., MS
08/11/1847 - Married, Sarah Royster McGehee, Oxford, MS (she died in 1888)
1850 - Practiced medicine, Lafayette Co., MS
1860 - Practiced medicine, Lafayette Co., MS
1860 - Member, Mississippi Secession Convention
06/06/1861 - Enlisted, 17th MS Infantry, Corinth, MS
06/12/1861 - "Appointed Surgeon" [This appointment may have been a Mississippi state appointment. It does not appear to have been recognized by the Confederate Secretary of War.]
06/12/1861 - "Surgeon", 17th MS Infantry
06/00/1861 - "Surgeon", 17th MS Infantry, near Manassas Junction, VA
07/00/1861 - "Surgeon", 17th MS Infantry, Leesburg, VA
07/31/1861 - "Surgeon", 17th MS Infantry, near Stone Bridge, VA
08/31/1861 - "Surgeon", 17th MS Infantry, 7th Brigade, 1st Corps, Confederate Army of the Potomac, Leesburg, VA
09/23/1861 - "Surgeon", Mississippi Hospital, Warrenton, VA
10/09/1861 - "Surgeon", Mississippi State Gen. Hospital, Manassas, VA
10/00/1861 - "Surgeon-in-charge", Mississippi Hospital, Warrenton, VA
09/20/1861 - Tendered resignation from 17th MS Infantry
10/18/1861 - Resigned [replaced by Surgeon Edward Lea]
03/10/1862 to 03/25/1862 - "Post Surgeon", University Hospital, Oxford, MS
03/25/1862 - "Surgeon T. D. Isom and Assistant Surgeon H. R. Branham are assigned to duty in the hospital at Oxford, Miss., and will report accordingly." [S.O. 68/14]
04/26/1862 - Appointed Surgeon, Provisional Army of the Confederate States, to rank from 03/22/1862 [previously appointed - see 06/12/ 1861]
04/01/1862 - Surgeon, University Hospital, and Post Surgeon, Oxford, MS
05/00/1862 - Surgeon, University Hospital, and Post Surgeon, Oxford, MS
06/13/1862 - Surgeon of Post, Oxford, MS
06/27/1862 - Assigned to duty [?Columbus, MS] [S.O. 96/1 Dept. 2 & Western Department - Gen. B. Bragg]
07/00/1862 - Surgeon of Post, Columbus, MS
08/00/1862 - Surgeon of Post, Columbus, MS, Department of Miss. & E. La.
09/18/1862 - Absent from position as Surgeon of Post, Columbus, MS, on furlough
10/00/1862 - Surgeon of Post, Columbus, MS
10/16/1862 - Ordered to Oxford, MS
11/12/1862 - "Surgeon L. T. Pinn [Louis Tousard Pim] will relieve Surgeon T. D. Isom, in charge of the hospitals at Columbus, Miss.....Surgeon Isom on being relieved will report in person to Medical Director Crowell, at Jackson, Miss." [S.O. 265/37]
12/28/1862 - Surgeon, Vaiden, Carroll Co., MS
01/13/1863 - Surgeon, Soldiers Home Hospital, Jackson [MS]
03/18/1863 - Surgeon, Jackson, MS
06/00/1863 - Surgeon, Soldiers Home Hospital, Jackson, MS
07/00/1863 - Surgeon, Soldiers Home Hospital, Jackson, MS
08/20/1863 - "The following-named medical officers will constitute an army medical board, to convene at General Joseph E. Johnston's headquarters, for the examination of medical officers and applicants: ...Surgeons...Thomas D. Isom.... The junior member will act as recorder." [S.O. 198/3]
09/03/1863 - Stationed, Meridian, MS
09/10/1863 - Surgeon, Macon, MS
11/08/1863 - Served on Confederate Army Medical Board, Macon, MS
11/21/1863 - "Leave of absence for thirty days from December 1, 1863, is granted Surgeon Thomas D. Isom, Provisional Army Confederate States." [S.O. 277/17]
11/30/1863 - Applied for 30 days leave of absence "to go home to important business"
01/00/1864 - Served on Army Medical Board, Department commanded by Lt. Gen. Polk
02/12/1864 - Served on a Confederate Army Medical Board, Macon, MS, which was chaired by Surgeon Wyatt M. Brown
02/12/1864 - Ordered to move with the Army Medical Board from Macon, MS, to Marion, AL
03/12/1864 - Surgeon, Marion, AL
04/01/1864 - Surgeon, Macon, MS
04/08/1864 - Tendered resignation from Confederate Army - reason: "weary and worn"
04/29/1864 - Resignation accepted
05/01/1864 - Submitted a requisition for forage for one private horse, Macon, MS [Dr. Isom must not have yet received word that his resignation was accepted.]
1870 - Practiced medicine, Oxford, Lafayette Co., MS
1872 - Member, Mississippi State Medical Association
1874 - Practiced medicine, Oxford, Lafayette Co., MS
1877 - Commissioned as a member of the Mississippi State Board of Health from Mississippi District No. 2 by the governor
1886,1890,1900 - Practiced medicine, Oxford, Lafayette Co., MS
1891 - Member, Mississippi State Medical Association
- Honorary member, Mississippi Historical Society
05/04/1902 - Died at his home, Oxford, Lafayette Co., MS

Bob Krick provided input to this biography.

This biographical sketch is from:
Hambrecht, F.T. & Koste, J.L., Biographical
register of physicians who served the
Confederacy in a medical capacity.
03/17/2014. Unpublished database.
 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Royster McGehee Isom (1817 - 1888)*
 
 Children:
  Mary French Isom Petrie (1848 - 1934)*
  Charlotte Isom (1849 - 1849)*
  Emma Gale Branham (1850 - 1917)*
  Meredith Isom (1852 - ____)*
  Sarah McGehee Isom (1854 - 1905)*
  Thomas Dudley Isom (1859 - 1895)*
  Harper Isom (1861 - ____)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oxford Memorial Cemetery
Oxford
Lafayette County
Mississippi, USA
 
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Originally Created by: NatalieMaynor
Record added: Dec 28, 2008
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Dr Thomas Dudley Isom
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The family that you and Sarah created continues on.
- Linda Isom Turk
 Added: Apr. 24, 2012
 
 
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