Dr John Theodore McFarland

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Dr John Theodore McFarland

  • Birth 23 Dec 1836 Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
  • Death 10 Feb 1888 Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
  • Burial Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
  • Memorial ID 3525

Father: John McFarland (1792-????)
Mother: Harriet Humbert (1801-????)
09/30/1850 - Lived with his parents, District 13, Chatham Co., GA (indexed in the 1850 U.S. Census as "Headore McFarland"
1857 - M.D. degree, Savannah Medical College, Savannah, Chatham Co., GA
06/18/1860 - Practiced medicine, Savannah, Chatham Co., GA (lived with his parents - indexed in the 1860 U.S. Census as John T. McFarland)
05/31/1861 - Enlisted as 1st Lt., 2nd Republican Blues [GA]
06/05/1861 - Appointed, Asst. Surgeon, Provisional Army of the Confederate States
06/05/1861 - Mustered out [?as 1st Lt.] and ordered to report to Col. F. S. Bartow as Asst. Surgeon, 8th GA Infantry
06/00/1861 - Manassas, VA
07/00/1861 - Asst. Surgeon, 8th GA Infantry, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Corps, C.S. Army, Camp Walker, Bull Run, VA
08/00/1861 - Asst. Surgeon, 8th GA Infantry, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Corps, C.S. Army, Camp Walker, Bull Run, VA
08/27/1861 - Appointed as Asst. Surgeon, 8th GA Infantry
09/22/1861 - As Asst. Surgeon, 8th GA Infantry, submitted a requisition for one wall tent for his own use
10/28/1861 - Resigned from the 8th GA Infantry
02/17/1862 - Appointed Asst. Surgeon, 1st GA Battalion Sharp Shooters
02/17/1862 - Ordered to report as Asst. Surgeon to the 1st GA Infantry [?1st GA Battalion Sharp Shooters]
03/31/1862 - Asst. Surgeon, 1st GA Infantry [?1st GA Battalion Sharp Shooters]
04/11/1862 - Captured by U.S. Army, Ft. Pulaski, GA,
04/13/1862 - Placed on board of the U.S. Steam Transport Ben Deford
06/02/1862 - Prisoner, Ft. Columbus, New York Harbor, NY
- Exchanged, ?Fort Monroe, VA
08/12/1862 - Asst. Surgeon, stationed at Causton's Bluff. GA
08/15/1862 - Asst. Surgeon, 1st GA Battalion Sharpshooters, Camp Pemberton, Savannah, GA
09/06/1862 - Asst. Surgeon, stationed at Camp Anderson, GA [about 12 miles from Savannah, GA]
10/07/1862 - Asst. Surgeon, 1st GA Battalion Sharpshooters, Camp Anderson, GA
12/00/1862 - Asst. Surgeon, 1st GA Battalion Sharpshooters, Camp Anderson, Chatham Co., GA
01/20/1863 - "Mustered out" [?mustered out of what]
02/13/1863 - Relieved of duty with the 1st GA Battalion Sharpshooters and assigned to the 5th GA Cavalry as Asst. Surgeon [S.O. 41/2 Dept. of S.C., Ga. & Fla. Gen. Beauregard]
02/00/1863 - Asst. Surgeon-in-charge, 5th GA Cavalry, Camp Berrien, Savannah, GA
04/04/1863 - Confirmed as Asst. Surgeon from GA by the Confederate States Senate
04/17/1863 - In charge of hospital of the 5th GA Cavalry, Camp Berrien, GA
06/00/1863 - Asst. Surgeon, 5th GA Cavalry, Camp Davant, Isle of Hope, GA
08/00/1863 - Asst. Surgeon, 5th GA Cavalry, Camp Davant, Isle of Hope, GA
09/07/1863 - In a letter to Genl. Thos. Jordan, Gen. & Chief of Staff, Charleston, SC, "Genl., I most respectfully make application through you to the Genl. Comdg. Department for leave of absence from the evening of the 14th of Sept. to evening of 17th for the purpose of visiting Augusta, Ga., on particular business. The Health of the Regiment is such that Asst. Sgn. Marlow [Asst. Surgeon Nicholas Perkins Marlowe] can easily attend to the Medical duties during my absence. I have never applied for a furlough during the war until now. I am Genl., Your obt servt, J. T. McFarland, Asst. Sgn in chg, 5th Rg. Ga. Cvly, Isle of Hope, [GA]"
09/10/1863 - Leave granted [S.O. 179/3 Dept. of S.C., Ga., & Fla. Gen. Beauregard]
10/00/1863 - Asst. Surgeon, 5th GA Cavalry, Pocotaligo, SC
11/26/1863 - Detail for the Board [G.O. 7/1 Dept. of S.C., Ga., & Fla. Gen. Robertson]
12/17/1863 - Surgeon, 5th GA Cavalry, Green Pond, SC [?Camp Walton]
12/19/1863 - Announced as Senior Surgeon of Brigade [S.O. 14/1 Dept. of S.C., Ga., & Fla. Gen. Robertson]
12/24/1863 - As Surgeon, 5th GA Cavalry, Green Pond, SC, submitted a requisition for an axe "for supplying fire wood for Hospital of 5th Regt Geo. Cavalry"
01/00/1864 - Acting Surgeon, Cavalry Brigade [?which brigade]
01/03/1864 - Instruct. Asst. Surg. Calhoun [S.O. 3/1 Dept. of S.C., Ga., & Fla. Gen. Robertson]
04/30/1864 - Acting Senior Surgeon, Cavalry Brigade, in bivouac near Cedar Creek, FL
06/01/1864 - Appointed Surgeon, Provisional Army of the Confederate States, to rank from 01/20/1863
06/01/1864 - Confirmed as Surgeon from GA by the Confederate States Senate
06/01/1864 - Ordered to report to the Surgeon General by letter
06/00/1864 - Surgeon, 5th GA Cavalry and Acting Senior Surgeon of Cavalry Brigade, near Marietta, GA
07/00/1864 - Acting Division Surgeon, Gen. Robert H. Anderson's Division
09/19/1864 - Hospital, Columbus, GA [?patient or detached duty]
12/31/1864 - Acting Division Surgeon, Gen. Robert H. Anderson's Division, Beach Hill, SC
02/00/1865 - Surgeon, Walker Hospital, Columbus, GA
04/26/1865 - As Surgeon, Gen. Robert H. Anderson's Brigade, Gen. Wheeler's Cavalry Corps, surrendered to Maj. Gen. W. T. Sherman, U.S. Army, by Gen. Joseph E. Johnston
05/03/1865 - Paroled by the U.S. Army, Hillsboro, NC
~1870 - Married, Frances Hull "Fannie" Aldridge (1850-1909)
08/15/1870 - Practiced medicine, 21st Sub-district, Savannah, Chatham Co., GA (lived with wife, Fannie H, and mother, Harriet McFarland - indexed in the 1870 U.S. Census as John T. McFarland)
1874 - Practiced medicine, Savannah, Chatham Co., GA
1886 - Practiced medicine, Savannah, Chatham Co., GA
02/10/1888 - Died, Savannah, Chatham Co., GA (buried: Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, GA)
1909 - Widow, Frances, lived in Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY
04/26/1909 - Widow, Frances, died in Kings Co., NY (buried: Savannah, GA)

This biographical sketch is from:
Hambrecht, F.T. & Koste, J.L., Biographical
register of physicians who served the
Confederacy in a medical capacity.
01/19/2017. Unpublished database.


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  • Maintained by: bioengineer
  • Added: 29 Aug 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3525
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr John Theodore McFarland (23 Dec 1836–10 Feb 1888), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3525, citing Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by bioengineer (contributor 47026824) .