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Dr Charles Taylor Richardson

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Dr Charles Taylor Richardson

  • Birth 22 Sep 1838 Roanoke City, Virginia, USA
  • Death 22 Apr 1922 Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA
  • Burial Charles Town, Jefferson County, West Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 6045755

In 1860 he attended the University of Virginia. The census had him living in the domicile of Charles T. Beale, a farmer, in Botetourt county. On 22 June 1861, he enlisted in Douthat's company of Botetourt Light Artillery and assigned to the 28th Virginia Infantry. He did extra duty as clerk to the adjutant. On 23 November he wrote to Medical Director Thomas Henry Williams declining a detail as a nurse at the University Hospital in Charlottesville. He desired a position that would increase his knowledge of practical medicine. In June of 1862, he was ill and admitted to Chimborazo Hospital in Richmond with an intermittent fever. On 25 July 1862, he was made sergeant of Company A of the 28th Virginia Infantry. On 4 November 1862, he was detailed as Hospital Steward, presumably in Staunton, Virginia, as he was relieved from there on 24 November, with orders to report to Longstreet's Medical Director. In 1863 he received his Medical Degree from the University of Virginia and was made Assistant Surgeon of the 28th Virginia Infantry. In March of 1864, he was back in a Richmond Hospital as a patient. In August, he was detailed to a hospital in Staunton. He was Assistant Surgeon there until ordered to Lynchburg in February of 1865. He was captured there in April and paroled. After the war, he married Jennie Love Forrest and practiced in Charles Town. In 1903, he was practicing in Omaha, Nebraska.

This biographical sketch is from:
Hambrecht, F.T. & Koste, J.L., Biographical
register of physicians who served the Confederacy in a medical capacity.
12/23/2012. Unpublished database. Significant input to this biography was supplied by Robert Krick.


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  • Created by: George Seitz
  • Added: 24 Dec 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6045755
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Charles Taylor Richardson (22 Sep 1838–22 Apr 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6045755, citing Zion Episcopal Churchyard, Charles Town, Jefferson County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by George Seitz (contributor 40539541) .