Dr John Thomson Darby

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Dr John Thomson Darby

  • Birth 16 Dec 1836 South Carolina, USA
  • Death 9 Jun 1879 New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Burial Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 103291507

Father: Artemus Burnham Darby
Mother: Margaret Caney Thomson
- Attended, Mt. Zion Academy, Winnsboro, SC
- Attended South Carolina College
1856-57 - Attended the Medical College of
South Carolina, Charleston, SC
1858 - M.D. degree, University of
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (from: SC;
thesis: "The Anatomy, Physiology, and
Pathology of the Supra Renal Capsules")
- Interned, St. Joseph Hospital, and
Philadelphia Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
06/12/1861 - Mustered in as Surgeon,
Hampton Legion
07/00/1861 - Surgeon, Hampton Legion
[Confederate unit from SC], Bacon Race
Church, Prince William Co, VA
12/31/1861 - Surgeon, Hampton Legion,
Occoquan River, VA
01/00/1862 - Surgeon, Hampton Legion,
Camp Wigfall on the Occoquan River, VA
02/17/1862 - Appointed Surgeon, Confederate
States Army, to rank from 06/11/1861
02/17/1862 - Ordered to report to the
Hampton Legion as Surgeon
02/26/1862 - Senior Surgeon of Forces on the
Occoquan River, VA, Col. W. Hampton commanding
02/28/1862 - Senior Surgeon, Col. Hampton's
Cavalry, Bacon Race Church, VA
04/06/1862 - Senior Surgeon of Forces
on the Occoquan River, VA
05/31/1862 - Acting Chief Surgeon, Gen. G.
W. Smith's Division, Battle of Fair Oaks, VA
09/00/1862 - Chief Surgeon, Gen. J. B. Hood's
Division, Gen. J. Longstreet's Corps, Battles
of Boonsborough [MD] & Sharpsburg [MD]
04/04/1863 - Confirmed as Surgeon by the
Confederate States Senate
09/01/1863 - Chief Surgeon, Gen. J. B. Hood's
Division, Fredericksburg, VA
11/11/1863 - Chief Surgeon, Gen. J. B. Hood's
Division, Richmond, VA
11/24/1863 - Ordered to Paris, France,
"to carry into effect instructions which he
has received from the Secretary of War" - he
was sent to Europe to procure artificial limbs for Confederate amputees [S.O. 279/15]
04/18/1864 - Reported arrival in Richmond
after fulfilling the orders given in S.O. 279
04/21/1864 - Ordered to report to Gen. J. E.
Johnston, Dalton, GA, for duty with
Gen. J. B. Hood [S.O. 93/29]
05/22/1864 - Lt. Gen. J. B. Hood requested
permission by telegram to have Dr. Darby
for duty as Medical Director of his Corps
05/31/1864 - Served on Gen. J. B. Hood's staff
07/07/1864 - Appointed Medical Director
and assigned to Lt. Gen. A. P. Stewart's
Corps (late Lt. Gen. Polk's Corps), Army
of Tennessee [S.O. 158/4]
07/18/1864 - Announced as Medical Director,
Army of Mississippi
07/28/1864 - Medical Director, Atlanta, GA
08/01/1864 - Medical Director, Lt. Gen. A. P.
Stewart's Corps, Atlanta, GA
09/04/1864 - Ordered "to proceed to
Richmond on public business"
10/01/1864 - Married, Mary Cantey Preston,
Trinity Episcopal Church, Columbia, SC
11/04/1864 - "Will resume his duties as
Medical Director, Stewart's Corps, relieving
Surgeon [Alfred Hunter] Voorhies, who will
return to his position as Acting Inspector,
Army of Tennessee"
04/26/1865 - Medical Director, Gen. A. P.
Stewart's Corps, Army of Tennessee
05/01/1865 - Paroled, Greensboro, NC
1866 - Volunteer surgeon, Austro-Prussian
War, Prussian Army
1868 - Chairman, Department of Anatomy and
Surgery, University of South Carolina,
Columbia, SC
1870 - Practiced medicine, Columbia,
Richland Co, SC
1873 - Professor of Surgical Anatomy,
University of New York, New York City, NY
1874 - Chairman, Department of Surgery,
University of New York, NY
06/09/1879 - Died, New York, NY

Anna 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.
Updated 01/09/2013. Unpublished database.


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  • Created by: bioengineer
  • Added: 8 Jan 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 103291507
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr John Thomson Darby (16 Dec 1836–9 Jun 1879), Find A Grave Memorial no. 103291507, citing Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Cemetery, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by bioengineer (contributor 47026824) .