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Dr John Bartlett Saunders

Dr John Bartlett Saunders

Birth
Wetumpka, Elmore County, Alabama, USA
Death 16 Aug 1873 (aged 32)
Wailuku, Maui County, Hawaii, USA
Burial Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 5858474 · View Source
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Father: Reuben Saunders, M.D.
Mother: Adeline S. Roberts
1850 - Lived, Paducah, McCracken Co, KY
1860 - Medical Student, Paducah, McCracken Co, KY
1861 - M.D. degree, Jefferson Medical
College, Philadelphia, PA (from KY)
07/05/1861 - Enlisted, 3rd KY Mounted
Infantry, Camp Boone, TN
08/19/1861 - Pvt., Co D, 3rd KY Mounted
Infantry
10/23/1861 - Acting Asst. Surgeon, 3rd KY
Mounted Infantry
02/17/1862 - Appointed Asst. Surgeon,
Provisional Army of the Confederate States,
to rank from 12/05/1861
02/17/1862 - Ordered to report to the
3rd KY Mounted Infantry as Asst. Surgeon
04/17/1862 - Confirmed as Asst. Surgeon
by the Confederate States Senate
07/20/1862 - Asst. Surgeon, 3rd KY Mounted
Infantry, Vicksburg, MS
01/00/1864 - Asst. Surgeon, 3rd KY Regt.,
Gen. A. Buford's Brigade,
Gen. W. W. Loring's Division (absent - sick)
01/07/1864 - Examined by Surgeon Thomas F
Clardy, Senior Surgeon, Gen. A. Buford's
Brigade, Canton, MS, and found to be
suffering from Phthisis Pulmonalis [tuberculosis]
01/08/1864 - Tendered resignation from
Confederate States Army because of
hemorrhage from his lungs [His attempt to
resign was not accepted, possibly because
his fellow physicians felt that he would
receive better care of his serious illness
if he remained in the service]
02/27/1865 - Examined by a Confederate
Medical Examining Board, Lauderdale, MS,
and found to be suffering from hemoptysis
of 15 months duration contracted in the line
of duty and accompanied with extreme
emaciation and debility. The board stated
that Dr. Saunders was unable to perform any
duty and ordered him to report to the
Military Post of Meridian, MS
03/01/1865 - Admitted as a patient to
Way Hospital, Meridian, MS
04/12/1865 - Admitted as a patient to
Yandell Hospital, Meridian, MS
05/09/1865 - Paroled, Meridian, MS,
as Asst. Surgeon
06/26/1869 - Practiced medicine, Los Angeles,
Los Angeles Co, CA
11/10/1870 - Married, Bobella Cobb,
Paducah, McCracken Co, KY
12/26/1870 - Emigrated from the United
States to the Kingdom of Hawaii
- Purported to have served as the personal
physician to the King of Hawaii
- Performed research on leprosy in Hawaii
08/16/1873 - Died, Wailuka, Island of Maui,
Hawaiian Kingdom (cause: ?leprosy or
?tuberculosis)


This biographical sketch is from:
Hambrecht, F.T. & Koste, J.L., Biographical
register of physicians who served the
Confederacy in a medical capacity.
11/14/2012. Unpublished database.


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  • Maintained by: bioengineer
  • Originally Created by: Tim Crutchfield
  • Added: 19 Oct 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5858474
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr John Bartlett Saunders (30 Aug 1840–16 Aug 1873), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5858474, citing Oak Grove Cemetery, Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by bioengineer (contributor 47026824) .