Dr William H Amiss

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Dr William H Amiss

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- DR. WILLIAM H. AMISS. -
Dr. W.H. Amiss passed away on August 8, 1903. Many hearts were saddened, for far and wide he was known and beloved. He was an important member of his community.
Dr. Amiss was born at Melville, near Amissville, Rappahannock County, Va., the home of his father, Capt. Elijah Amiss, November 12, 1829, and was therefore in his seventy-fourth year.
He was educated at the University of Virginia, where he took his earlier course in medicine, graduating later at the University of Pennsylvania, April 9, 1853.
With the exception of the four years of the War between the States, the long, busy period of his professional life, amounting in all to fifty years, was passed in Springville, Va. The practice of medicine, while a business, was to him a noble work, to which he gave his life's best energies. The high ethics of a profession which sends men forth not primarily to earn a living but to alleviate human suffering found abundant expression in his long life of faithful work among his fellow-countrymen.
At the breaking out of the great war, Dr. Amiss went to Richmond, and offered his professional services to the Surgeon General, C. S. A. He was commissioned Assistant Surgeon, and assigned as such with the Nineteenth Mississippi Regiment, and served with it during the Peninsula Campaign and The Seven Days' fighting around Richmond, after which he was promoted to Surgeon, and transferred to the Sixtieth Georgia Regiment, Lawton's Brigade, then stationed at Mechanicsville, near Gordonsville, Va., in 1862, and remained with it until the close of the war, rendering distinguished service.
In conjunction with his brother, Dr. T.B. Amiss, Surgeon of the Thirty-First Georgia Regiment, Lawton's Brigade, he performed an almost miraculous operation upon Maj. Snowden Andrews, of Maryland, on the night after the Battle of Cedar Mountain. Maj. Andrews survived the war, and did not die until a year ago.
It is not given to all men to have a unique and striking personality, but this was the case with Dr. Amiss. He was always a marked man. Strong and positive by nature, he was what he was at all times and in all places. An earnest devoted member of the Episcopal Church, it was a desire near to his heart for many years to see a church erected in
his village, Springville, Va. In the last year of his life it was his privilege to see this good work accomplished. Confederate Veteran, Vol. XII, p. 34.


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DR. W. H. AMISS / BORN / November 12, 1829, / DIED / August 8, 1903. / Beloved by all.


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  • Created by: Audrey
  • Added: 24 May 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19514392
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr William H Amiss (12 Nov 1829–8 Aug 1903), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19514392, citing Saint Paul's Episcopal Churchyard, Woodville, Rappahannock County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Audrey (contributor 46877347) .