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Dr James McFadden Gaston, Sr

Dr James McFadden Gaston, Sr

Birth
Chester County, South Carolina, USA
Death 15 Nov 1903 (aged 78)
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
Burial Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 45266192 · View Source
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Father: Dr. John Brown Gaston, Sr.
Mother: Mary Buford "Polly" McFadden
12/00/1843 - A.B. degree, South Carolina College, Columbia, SC
1844-1845 - Attended 1st course of medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Medical Department, Philadelphia, PA
1845-1846 - Attended, Medical College of the State of SC, Charleston, SC
03/06/1846 - M.D. degree, Medical College of the State of SC, Charleston, SC (from: Chester Co, SC; preceptor, Dr. John Brown Gaston, Sr.; thesis: "On the Mind, as Influencing the Body")
1846-1852 - Practiced medicine with his father, Chester District, SC [indexed in the 1850 U.S. Census as "S McF Gastin"]
1852 - Moved to Columbia, SC, and set up a medical practice
11/04/1852 - Married, Susannah Greening Brumby, Columbia, SC [Note: Her nicknames were "Susan" and "Sue"]
1859 - Offered a series of preparatory medical lectures with Drs. A.N. Talley and A.B. Brumby, Columbia, SC for medical students
07/12/1860 - Practiced medicine, Columbia, Richland Co, SC (living with wife, Susannah B., and four children - indexed in the 1860 U.S. Census as James M. F. Gaston)
1861 - Pvt., Columbia [SC] Grays
04/00/1861 - Asst. Surgeon [?SC state troops] , Morris Island
04/21/1861 - Received orders to enter "upon duty with provisional forces, C[onfederate] S[tates of] A[merica]"
- Set up a hospital at Fort Sumter, Charleston Harbor, SC
06/26/1861 - Ordered supplies [knives, forks, plates, pots, etc.] for the Culpeper [VA] Hospital. Supplies were received at the hospital by Surgeon Charles R. Kemper
07/01/1861 - Appointed Surgeon, Provisional Army of the Confederate States (PACS) , to rank from 04/21/1861
08/13/1861 - Assigned to duty with the 3rd Brigade, [Confederate] Army of the Potomac and ordered to report to Brig. Gen. D. R. Jones, Germantown [VA]
10/08/1861 - Surgeon & Medical Director, 3rd Brigade, [Confederate Army of the Potomac]
10/25/1861 - Surgeon, Gen. D. R. Jones' Brigade [3rd Brigade], Manassas Junction, VA
11/01/1861 - Brigade Surgeon, 3rd Brigade, [Confederate] Army of the Potomac
11/22/1861 - Resignation as Surgeon, PACS, accepted by the President [of the Confederate States of America] (S.O. 234/1)
11/30/1861 - S.O. 234/1 is revoked and "Surgeon Gaston will continue his duties with the Third Brigade, Second Division, First Corps, Department of Northern Virginia." (S.O. 248/5)
02/00/1862 - Surgeon, Headquarters, Gen. D.R. Jones' Brigade [3rd Brigade]
02/05/1862 - Confirmed as Surgeon by the Confederate States Senate (was reconfirmed as Surgeon on 04/04/1863)
04/01/1862 - Surgeon, 2nd Brigade
04/15/1862 - Ordered to report to Maj. Gen. [James] Longstreet (S.O. 86/17)
07/14/1862 - Senior Surgeon, 2nd Brigade & Acting Chief Surgeon of Division [Gen. R. H. Anderson's Division]
07/18/1862 - "Relieved from further duty with General Longstreet's division, and will report . . . to Major-General R.H. Anderson." (S.O.166/14)
08/18/1862 - Surgeon-in-Charge, Gen. R. H. Anderson's Division Hospital, near Rice's Turnout, VA
10/31/1862 - Chief Surgeon, Gen. R. H. Anderson's Division
12/31/1862 - Chief Surgeon, Gen. R. H. Anderson's Division
03/03/1863 - Chief Surgeon, Gen. R. H. Anderson's Division
11/30/1863 - Chief Surgeon, in the field
12/01/1863 - On duty at Ft. Gaines, GA, by order of Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard
- Surgeon, Hardie [?Hardee] Hospital, Ft. Gaines, GA
12/02/1863 - "Surgeon E[dwin] N[ewton] Wood . . .will relieve Surgeon J. M. F. Gaston as chief surgeon of General [R. H.] Anderson's division. Surgeon Gaston on being relieved will report for duty to Surgeon N[athaniel] S[avage] Crowell, medical director, Charleston, S.C." (S.O. 286/15)
02/01/1864 - Surgeon-in-charge, 1st FL Hospital, Ft. Gaines, GA
08/18/1864 - Surgeon, 1st FL Hospital, Ft. Gaines, GA
09/27/1864 - Surgeon-in-charge, 1st FL Hospital, Ft. Gaines, GA
10/14/1864 - Surgeon-in-charge, Hospitals, Ft. Gaines, GA
11/01/1864 - Post Surgeon, Ft. Gaines, GA
12/01/1864 - Surgeon-in-charge, Hospital, Ft Gaines, GA
01/00/1865 - Appears on a roster of the 6th SC Infantry as "Surgeon"
02/00/1865 - Surgeon-in-charge of hospitals, Fort Valley, GA
1865 - Emigrated to St. Paulo Province, Brazil
1874 - Practiced medicine, Campinas, Brazil
1883 - Returned from Brazil to take up residence in Georgia
1883,1886,1890,1893 - Practiced medicine, Atlanta, GA
1891 - Chairman, Section on Surgery, American Medical Association
1892,1893 - President, Southern Surgical and Gynecological Association
1893 - Professor of Surgery, Southern Medical College, Atlanta, GA
1893 - Chairman, Section on Surgery and Anatomy, American Medical Association
1895 - President, American Academy of Medicine
1896 - Professor of the Principles and Practice of Surgery, Southern Medical College, Atlanta, GA
1900 - Practiced medicine, Atlanta, Fulton Co, GA
11/15/1903 - After having "been in ill health for some years, died of "acute indigestion", 421 Capitol Ave., Atlanta, GA

Note: Dr. James McFadden Gaston was the older brother of Dr. John Brown Gaston, Jr., who was also a Confederate physician.

Julia Ather, Sue Ellen, & Bob Krick 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.
08/27/2012. Updated 12/28/2015.
Unpublished database.



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  • Originally Created by: Julia Ather
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  • Find A Grave Memorial 45266192
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr James McFadden Gaston, Sr (27 Dec 1824–15 Nov 1903), Find A Grave Memorial no. 45266192, citing Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by bioengineer (contributor 47026824) .