Dr William Sellman Parran

Dr William Sellman Parran

Birth
Death 17 Sep 1862 (aged 27)
Maryland, USA
Burial Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 20788619 · View Source
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Father: Dr. Nathaniel Dare Parran
Mother: Adaline L. [maiden name unknown]
07/24/1852 - Attended Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA [did not graduate because he accepted an appointment as a cadet at the United States Military Institute]
~1853 - Attended, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY [did not graduate]
- Studied medicine with his uncle, Dr. G. A. Williams, Moorefield, Hardy Co., VA
04/07/1857 - M.D. degree, Winchester Medical College, Winchester, VA
02/15/1860 - Married, Mary Virginia "Jennie" Graves (she died 12/02/1928)
1860 - Practiced medicine, Orange Co., VA
1861 - Practiced medicine, Barboursville, Orange Co., VA
04/17/1861 - Capt., Barboursville Guards [This company was raised by Dr. Parran and he was chosen to be its Captain. It subsequently became Co. F, 13th VA Infantry.]
05/03/1861 - Capt., Co. E, 4th VA Infantry ; Forces at Harper's Ferry, VA; mustered into service of the State [VA] May 3, 1861; commanded by Col. T. J. Jackson
05/22/1861 - Mustered into service, Capt., 13th VA Infantry, Harpers Ferry, VA
08/31/1861 - Capt., Co. F, 13th VA Infantry
10/31/1861 - Capt., Co. F, 13th VA Infantry
12/01/1861 - Patient, General Hospital, Orange Court House, VA (complaint: icterus = jaundice, probably hepatitis)
12/31/1861 - Capt., Co. F, 13th VA Infantry
04/26/1862 - Resigned as Capt., 13th VA Infantry
08/16/1862 - Acting Asst. Surgeon [contract physician] - signed a contract to provide medical services to the artillery of Gen. R. S. Ewell's Division, Orange Co, VA. In reality, he served as the medical officer of Major A. R. Courtney's Artillery Battalion, Gen. J. A. Early's Division from 08/16/1862 until he was killed.
09/17/1862 - Killed in action while assisting at the gun of one of the Confederate batteries, Sharpsburg, Washington Co., MD (Battle of Antietam)

Note: Dr. Parran's wife was pregnant with their son, William Sellman Parran, Jr., at the time of his death]

This biographical sketch is from:
Hambrecht, F.T. & Koste, J.L., Biographical
register of physicians who served the
Confederacy in a medical capacity.
02/14/2014. Unpublished database.

The following note is by the creator of this memorial, Montgomery County Contributor:

Buried in the Confederate section of the cemetery. "Killed at Sharpsburg".


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  • Maintained by: bioengineer
  • Originally Created by: Montgomery County Contributor
  • Added: 4 Aug 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 20788619
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr William Sellman Parran (5 Jul 1835–17 Sep 1862), Find a Grave Memorial no. 20788619, citing Elmwood Cemetery, Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by bioengineer (contributor 47026824) .