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Dr Lewis DeSaussure Ford

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Dr Lewis DeSaussure Ford

Birth
Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey, USA
Death 21 Aug 1883 (aged 81)
Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, USA
Burial Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 122014237 View Source

Father: Gabriel Hogarth Ford
Mother: Frances Gualdo or Francis Guilds
1822 - Lived, Hamburg, SC
1822 - M.D. degree, The College of Physicians and Surgeons, NYC, NY
1822 - Moved to south Georgia [U.S.A.]
1827 - Moved to Augusta, GA
11/18/1828 - Married, Frances Emily Childs or Chiles, Hamburg, Aiken Co., SC (she died in 1884)
10/01/1829 - A founder and one of the original faculty members of the Medical Academy of Georgia (this subsequently became the Medical College of the State of Georgia, Augusta, GA.) Dr. Lewis D. Ford was professor of materia medica and chemistry and pharmacy in 1829.
- Served on the Augusta [GA] City Council
1846 - Mayor, Augusta, Richmond Co., GA
1849 - First president of the Georgia Medical Society
1850 - Practiced medicine, Division No. 703, Richmond Co., GA
1850 - Owned seven slaves, Richmond Co., GA
1860 - Practiced medicine, 4th Ward, Augusta, Richmond Co., GA
10/09/1861 - Appointed Surgeon, Provisional Army of the Confederate States
12/31/1861 - Surgeon-in-charge, [2nd] Georgia Hospital (20th St), Richmond, VA
03/01/1862 - Surgeon-in-charge, 2nd Georgia Hospital, Richmond, VA
03/18/1862 - "Leave of absence for thirty days for the benefit of his health is granted Surgeon L. D. Ford, Provisional Army." [S.O. 62/10]
04/15/1862 - "Surgeon Lewis D. Ford is relieved from duty on the army medical board, and will take charge of the hospital at Augusta, Ga." [S.O. 86/18]
05/31/1862 - Surgeon, Augusta, GA
06/18/1862 - Surgeon, Gen. Hospital, Augusta, GA
09/03/1862 - Surgeon, Examining conscripts, Augusta, GA
09/30/1862 - "An Army Medical Board will convene at Tallahassee, Fla., for the examination of medical officers in the Department of East and Middle Florida to consist of the following officers: ....Surgeon L. D. Ford...." [S.O. 228/19]
10/01/1862 - Surgeon-in-charge, [Gen. Hospital], Augusta, GA
10/24/1862 - "So much of Paragraph XIX, Special Orders No. 228, current series, as relates to the appointment of Surgeon L. D. Ford on the Army Medical Board convened at Tallahassee, Fla., is hereby revoked, and Surgeon J. J. West is assigned to duty on said board in his stead." [ S.O. 249/32]
11/01/1862 - Surgeon, Augusta, GA
12/31/1862 - Surgeon-in-charge, [Gen. Hospital], Augusta, GA
03/31/1863 - Surgeon, Augusta, GA
05/01/1863 - Surgeon, Gen. Hospital, Augusta, GA, Dept. of S.C., Ga., & Fla.
06/30/1863 - Surgeon-in-charge, Gen. Hospital, Augusta, GA
09/03/1863 - Surgeon-in-charge, Gen. Hospital, Augusta, GA
09/15/1863 - Tendered resignation as Surgeon, Provisional Army of the Confederate States
09/15/1863 - Resignation as Surgeon accepted by the President, Confederate States of America [S.O. 219]
08/05/1865 - Applied for a United States pardon under exception no. 13 of the President's Proclamation while living in Augusta, GA and signed the loyalty oath to the United States
1868 - Honorary, LL.D. degree, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
1870 - Practiced medicine, Second Ward, Augusta, Richmond Co., GA
1874 - Professor, Instruction & Practice of Medicine, Medical University of Georgia, Augusta, GA
1880 - Practiced medicine, Augusta, Richmond Co., GA
1880 - Associate of the Medical College of Georgia, Medical Department of the University of Georgia, Augusta, Richmond Co., GA
- President, Augusta [GA] Board of Health
08/21/1883 - Died, Augusta, Richmond Co., GA

Bob Krick provided input to this biography.

Thanks to Anna O'Quinn Richter for finding this Confederate physician's burial location, for creating this memorial, and for transferring it.

This biographical sketch is from:
Hambrecht, F.T. & Koste, J.L., Biographical
register of physicians who served the
Confederacy in a medical capacity.
12/26/2013. Unpublished database.

The following biographical notes were added by Anna O'Quinn Richter

Son of Gabriel H Ford and Frances Gualdo. The Ford family of New Jersey was a wealthy and powerful one. Lewis De Sassausure Ford was one of a number of children: Henry Augustus Ford, Anna Elizabeth, Edward, Frances, Gabriel, Alfred.

During the Civil War, "he was first surgeon of the Georgia Hospital in Richmond to the close of the war. When called on in 1862, he unhesitatingly journeyed to the Confederate capital, though then sixty years of age."


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