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Dr George Walker Graves

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Dr George Walker Graves

Birth
Charles City County, Virginia, USA
Death
16 May 1890 (aged 59)
Petaluma, Sonoma County, California, USA
Burial
Petaluma, Sonoma County, California, USA
Memorial ID
72962623 View Source

Father: "William Wyatt Graves (1798-?? or 1790-??)
11/22/1850 - ?Machinist, Hanover Co., VA (living with another machinist - indexed in the 1850 U.S. Census as George W. Graves)
03/09/1858 - M.D. degree, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA (from: VA)
07/23/1860 - Practiced medicine, Woodville, Perry Co., AL (living with H. Gouldman, a farm manager - indexed in the 1860 U.S. Census as G.W. Graves)
11/16/1861 - Appointed Asst. Surgeon, Provisional Army of the Confederate States
11/16/1861 - As Asst. Surgeon, assigned to Alabama Hospital No. 2, Richmond, VA
12/00/1862 - Surgeon, 2nd Alabama Hospital, Richmond, VA
02/05/1862 - Confirmed as a Asst. Surgeon from AL by the Confederate States Senate
11/25/1862 - In a letter written to Medical Director E. S. Gaillard, Richmond, VA, Asst. Surgeon G. W. Graves writes, "Sir, In regard to your inquiry, I will state that I appeared before the Army Medical Board at Richmond in Nov. 1861 to be examined, and passed favorably. G. W. Graves, Asst Surg. Second Ala Hospital, Richmond"
01/14/1863 - "Surgeon G. W. Graves will proceed without delay to Goldsborough, N.C., and report to General G. W. Smith, commanding, &c., for assignment to duty as surgeon in charge of hospitals at that place." (S.O. 11/10)
01/14/1863 - As Surgeon, transferred from the 2nd Alabama Hospital, Richmond, VA, to the Gen. Hospital, Goldsboro, NC
02/10/1863 - In a letter written to Medical Director W. A. Carrington, Surgeon Graves writes, "Sir: In regard to the complaint made by Surgeon [Thomas H.] Hill of Raleigh, North Carolina that we sent him so many patients on the 5th Inst., I only have to say that this is made Receiving and Distributing Hospital as well as one to take care of the sick and wounded; and when I came her I was ordered by Dr. Bedford Brown who was Acting Medical Director at this Post to send Patients to Raleigh and Wilson Hospitals. Therefore on the night of the 4th Inst. having one hundred and fifty (150) Patients lying on the floor without beds, I transfered [sic] the list you saw to Raleigh. I have never seen a line from Surg. Hill in regard to Telegraphing. It may have been asked before I took charge. Our Hospital Accommodations are not half sufficient here. Very Respectfully, G. W. Graves. Surg-in-Chg, Gen. Hospital, Goldsboro, NC"
02/19/1863 - Surgeon-in-charge, Gen. Hospital, Goldsboro, NC
03/02/1863 - Surgeon-in-charge, Gen. Hospital, Goldsboro, NC
06/01/1863 - Surgeon-in-charge, 2nd Division, Alabama Hospital (a.k.a., 2nd Alabama Hospital), Richmond, VA
06/13/1863 - Appointed Surgeon, Provisional Army of the Confederate States, to rank from 12/03/1862
09/10/1863 - "Leave of absence for thirty days for the benefit of their health is granted each of the following-named officers: Assistant Surgeon T. J. Wilson, Surgeon G. W. Graves, Provisional Army Confederate States."
(S.O. 215/18)
01/30/1864 - Confirmed as a Surgeon from AL by the Confederate States Senate
02/26/1864 - "Surgeon G. W. Graves is relieved from hospital duty, and will report to the colonel commanding Fifth Louisiana Volunteers." (S.O. 47/26)
03/00/1864 - Surgeon, 5th LA Infantry
03/30/1864 - Ordered to report to Surgeon Hunter McGuire for assignment to duty
04/01/1864 - Report for duty (S.O. 77/7) [Note: The text of this order was not found, but it was probably an order for Dr. Graves to join the 38th GA Infantry as their Surgeon.]
07/10/1864 - As Surgeon, 38th GA Infantry, left at U.S.A. Gen. Hospital, Frederick, Maryland, with Confederate wounded
07/10/1864 - Captured by U.S. Army, Frederick, Maryland
07/10/1864 - Admitted to the U.S.A. Gen. Hospital, Frederick, Maryland (diagnosis: convalescent)
07/30/1864 - As Surgeon, 38th GA Infantry, and Prisoner of War, admitted to U.S. A. Gen. Hospital, West's Buildings, Baltimore, MD
08/01/1864 - Received at Fort Monroe, VA, as Prisoner of War from Baltimore, MD
08/07/1864 - As Surgeon, 38th GA Infantry, Prisoner of War, Fort Delaware, Delaware
08/08/1864 - Sent to City Point, Virginia, on a Flag of Truce steamer
11/02/1864 - Surgeon, 38th GA Infantry
12/05/1864 - Assignment [S.O. 288/13]
05/14/1865 - Paroled by U.S. Army, Meridian, MS
1867 - Practiced medicine, Uniontown, AL
1867 - Delegate to the Alabama Constitutional Convention
10/00/1868 - Left Alabama for California to participate in the "White Pine excitement in search of silver"
08/04/1869 - Registered to vote in Sonoma Co, CA, living in Petaluma, Sonoma Co., CA
06/20/1870 - Practiced medicine, Petaluma, Sonoma Co., CA (living at the American Hotel - indexed as George W. Graves)
10/26/1873 - Married, Luella Baber [born - May, 1853 in MO], Petaluma, CA
1874 - Practiced medicine, Petaluma, Sonoma Co., CA
1874 - Member, Medical Society of California
07/03/1879 - Registered to vote in Petaluma, Sonoma Co., CA, as "George Walker Graves", age: 47, born in: Virginia,
06/02/1880 - Practiced medicine, Petaluma, Sonoma Co., CA (living with wife, Luella B.; a daughter, Georgia; and a son, Hill - indexed in the 1880 U.S. Census as Geo. W. Graves)
1886 - Practiced medicine, Petaluma, Sonoma Co., CA
~1888 - Complained of symptoms of heart disease
05/16/1890 - Died of heart disease ("paralysis of the heart"), Petaluma, Sonoma Co., CA (buried: Cypress Hill Memorial Cemetery, Petaluma, Sonoma Co. CA)
06/04/1900 - Widow, Luella, Petaluma, Sonoma Co., CA, (living with daughter, Georgia; and son, Hill B. - indexed in the 1900 U.S. Census as Luella Graves)
05/22/1839 - Widow, Luella, died, Sonoma Co., CA (buried: Cypress Hill Memorial Cemetery, Petaluma, Sonoma Co. CA)

Note: A brother, Dr. William Wallace Graves, also served the Confederacy in a medical capacity. He lived in Grayson Co., TX, in 1890.

Note: This is not the George W. Graves who was born in VA about 1834 and whose parents were Paschal and Elizabeth C. Graves.

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.
04/192016. Unpublished database.

"Petaluma [CA], May 16. - This morning Dr. G. W. Graves, one of the oldest and best known physicians in this city, died of heart disease. Dr. Graves was a native of Virginia, but before coming to Petaluma was practicing his profession in Alabama. During the Civil War he was a Surgeon in the Confederate Army. He leaves a widow and two children" [San Francisco Chronicle, May 17, 1890, p. 6, c. 3]

Father: "William Wyatt Graves (1798-?? or 1790-??)
11/22/1850 - ?Machinist, Hanover Co., VA (living with another machinist - indexed in the 1850 U.S. Census as George W. Graves)
03/09/1858 - M.D. degree, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA (from: VA)
07/23/1860 - Practiced medicine, Woodville, Perry Co., AL (living with H. Gouldman, a farm manager - indexed in the 1860 U.S. Census as G.W. Graves)
11/16/1861 - Appointed Asst. Surgeon, Provisional Army of the Confederate States
11/16/1861 - As Asst. Surgeon, assigned to Alabama Hospital No. 2, Richmond, VA
12/00/1862 - Surgeon, 2nd Alabama Hospital, Richmond, VA
02/05/1862 - Confirmed as a Asst. Surgeon from AL by the Confederate States Senate
11/25/1862 - In a letter written to Medical Director E. S. Gaillard, Richmond, VA, Asst. Surgeon G. W. Graves writes, "Sir, In regard to your inquiry, I will state that I appeared before the Army Medical Board at Richmond in Nov. 1861 to be examined, and passed favorably. G. W. Graves, Asst Surg. Second Ala Hospital, Richmond"
01/14/1863 - "Surgeon G. W. Graves will proceed without delay to Goldsborough, N.C., and report to General G. W. Smith, commanding, &c., for assignment to duty as surgeon in charge of hospitals at that place." (S.O. 11/10)
01/14/1863 - As Surgeon, transferred from the 2nd Alabama Hospital, Richmond, VA, to the Gen. Hospital, Goldsboro, NC
02/10/1863 - In a letter written to Medical Director W. A. Carrington, Surgeon Graves writes, "Sir: In regard to the complaint made by Surgeon [Thomas H.] Hill of Raleigh, North Carolina that we sent him so many patients on the 5th Inst., I only have to say that this is made Receiving and Distributing Hospital as well as one to take care of the sick and wounded; and when I came her I was ordered by Dr. Bedford Brown who was Acting Medical Director at this Post to send Patients to Raleigh and Wilson Hospitals. Therefore on the night of the 4th Inst. having one hundred and fifty (150) Patients lying on the floor without beds, I transfered [sic] the list you saw to Raleigh. I have never seen a line from Surg. Hill in regard to Telegraphing. It may have been asked before I took charge. Our Hospital Accommodations are not half sufficient here. Very Respectfully, G. W. Graves. Surg-in-Chg, Gen. Hospital, Goldsboro, NC"
02/19/1863 - Surgeon-in-charge, Gen. Hospital, Goldsboro, NC
03/02/1863 - Surgeon-in-charge, Gen. Hospital, Goldsboro, NC
06/01/1863 - Surgeon-in-charge, 2nd Division, Alabama Hospital (a.k.a., 2nd Alabama Hospital), Richmond, VA
06/13/1863 - Appointed Surgeon, Provisional Army of the Confederate States, to rank from 12/03/1862
09/10/1863 - "Leave of absence for thirty days for the benefit of their health is granted each of the following-named officers: Assistant Surgeon T. J. Wilson, Surgeon G. W. Graves, Provisional Army Confederate States."
(S.O. 215/18)
01/30/1864 - Confirmed as a Surgeon from AL by the Confederate States Senate
02/26/1864 - "Surgeon G. W. Graves is relieved from hospital duty, and will report to the colonel commanding Fifth Louisiana Volunteers." (S.O. 47/26)
03/00/1864 - Surgeon, 5th LA Infantry
03/30/1864 - Ordered to report to Surgeon Hunter McGuire for assignment to duty
04/01/1864 - Report for duty (S.O. 77/7) [Note: The text of this order was not found, but it was probably an order for Dr. Graves to join the 38th GA Infantry as their Surgeon.]
07/10/1864 - As Surgeon, 38th GA Infantry, left at U.S.A. Gen. Hospital, Frederick, Maryland, with Confederate wounded
07/10/1864 - Captured by U.S. Army, Frederick, Maryland
07/10/1864 - Admitted to the U.S.A. Gen. Hospital, Frederick, Maryland (diagnosis: convalescent)
07/30/1864 - As Surgeon, 38th GA Infantry, and Prisoner of War, admitted to U.S. A. Gen. Hospital, West's Buildings, Baltimore, MD
08/01/1864 - Received at Fort Monroe, VA, as Prisoner of War from Baltimore, MD
08/07/1864 - As Surgeon, 38th GA Infantry, Prisoner of War, Fort Delaware, Delaware
08/08/1864 - Sent to City Point, Virginia, on a Flag of Truce steamer
11/02/1864 - Surgeon, 38th GA Infantry
12/05/1864 - Assignment [S.O. 288/13]
05/14/1865 - Paroled by U.S. Army, Meridian, MS
1867 - Practiced medicine, Uniontown, AL
1867 - Delegate to the Alabama Constitutional Convention
10/00/1868 - Left Alabama for California to participate in the "White Pine excitement in search of silver"
08/04/1869 - Registered to vote in Sonoma Co, CA, living in Petaluma, Sonoma Co., CA
06/20/1870 - Practiced medicine, Petaluma, Sonoma Co., CA (living at the American Hotel - indexed as George W. Graves)
10/26/1873 - Married, Luella Baber [born - May, 1853 in MO], Petaluma, CA
1874 - Practiced medicine, Petaluma, Sonoma Co., CA
1874 - Member, Medical Society of California
07/03/1879 - Registered to vote in Petaluma, Sonoma Co., CA, as "George Walker Graves", age: 47, born in: Virginia,
06/02/1880 - Practiced medicine, Petaluma, Sonoma Co., CA (living with wife, Luella B.; a daughter, Georgia; and a son, Hill - indexed in the 1880 U.S. Census as Geo. W. Graves)
1886 - Practiced medicine, Petaluma, Sonoma Co., CA
~1888 - Complained of symptoms of heart disease
05/16/1890 - Died of heart disease ("paralysis of the heart"), Petaluma, Sonoma Co., CA (buried: Cypress Hill Memorial Cemetery, Petaluma, Sonoma Co. CA)
06/04/1900 - Widow, Luella, Petaluma, Sonoma Co., CA, (living with daughter, Georgia; and son, Hill B. - indexed in the 1900 U.S. Census as Luella Graves)
05/22/1839 - Widow, Luella, died, Sonoma Co., CA (buried: Cypress Hill Memorial Cemetery, Petaluma, Sonoma Co. CA)

Note: A brother, Dr. William Wallace Graves, also served the Confederacy in a medical capacity. He lived in Grayson Co., TX, in 1890.

Note: This is not the George W. Graves who was born in VA about 1834 and whose parents were Paschal and Elizabeth C. Graves.

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.
04/192016. Unpublished database.

"Petaluma [CA], May 16. - This morning Dr. G. W. Graves, one of the oldest and best known physicians in this city, died of heart disease. Dr. Graves was a native of Virginia, but before coming to Petaluma was practicing his profession in Alabama. During the Civil War he was a Surgeon in the Confederate Army. He leaves a widow and two children" [San Francisco Chronicle, May 17, 1890, p. 6, c. 3]


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