Dr Russell McCord

Dr Russell McCord

Birth
South Carolina, USA
Death 8 Jan 1885 (aged 51)
Burial Selma, Dallas County, Alabama, USA
Plot LO 05 228W 4
Memorial ID 76997038 · View Source
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Father: David James Russell
Mother: Emmeline [or Emmiline] Wagner
Stepmother: Louisa Susannah Cheves
1840 - Lived, Columbia, Richland Co., SC
1852-1853 - Attended, University of Pennsylvania Medical Department (from: Columbia, Richland Co., SC; preceptor: Dr. E. Geddings)
1853 - M.D. degree, University of Pennsylvania Medical Department, Philadelphia, PA (from: South Carolina; thesis: "Aneurism")
10/19/1858 - Married, Ann Eliza Ferguson (1834-1930), Bibb Co., AL
1860 - Druggist, Selma, Dallas Co., AL (living with wife, A. E. McCord)
04/29/1862 - Enlisted, Pvt., 42nd AL Infantry, Mobile, AL
05/16/1862 - Mustered in, Columbus, MS
07/00/1862 - Surgeon, 42nd AL Infantry, Columbus, MS
08/00/1862 - Surgeon, 42nd AL Infantry, Columbus, MS
09/12/1862 - Surgeon, 42nd AL Infantry, A.V.C. [Alabama Volunteer Corps]
09/26/1862 - Appointed Asst. Surgeon, Provisional Army of the Confederate States, to rank from 05/12/1862
09/26/1862 - Confirmed as Asst. Surgeon by the Confederate States Senate
10/00/1862 - Surgeon, 42nd AL Infantry, Camp Rogers, MS
10/03-05/1862 - Present, Corinth, MS
02/01/1863 - Surgeon, 42nd AL Infantry, Vicksburg, MS
04/27/1863 - Passed Confederate Army Board of Medical Examination for the position of Surgeon, Vicksburg, MS
07/09/1863 - Appointed Surgeon, Provisional Army of the Confederate States, to rank from 04/27/1863
08/22/1863 - As Surgeon, 42nd AL Infantry, Selma, AL, signed a requisition for a tent and a fly - on the requisition he wrote, "On account of the surrender of Vicksburg [MS], my tent was lost"
10/01/1863 - Surgeon, 42nd AL Infantry, Demopolis, AL
12/15/1863 - Surgeon, 42nd AL Infantry, A. V. C [Alabama Volunteer Corps]
01/30/1864 - Confirmed as Surgeon by the Confederate States Senate
05/31/1864 - Surgeon, 42nd AL Infantry
08/15/1864 - Surgeon, Division Hospital, 42nd AL Infantry, Baker's Brigade, Clayton's Division, Atlanta, GA
08/31/1864 - "Transferred from Dept. with Command"
10/00/1864 - Promoted to Division Surgeon [?Liddell's Division]
10/13/1864 - Surgeon, Blakely Island, near Mobile, AL
10/23/1864 - Assigned to duty as Chief Surgeon, Gen. St. John R. Liddell's Division, District of the Gulf
03/00/1865 - Surgeon, 42nd AL Infantry, Baker's Brigade, Liddell's Division, Army of the Gulf
04/09/1865 - Captured, Ft. Blakely, AL, as a Surgeon, East Division, District of the Gulf, Confederate States Army
04/00/1865 - As Chief Surgeon, E. D. D. Gulf [East Division, District of the Gulf] on a list of [captured] Surgeons sent to Vicksburg, MS, to Gen. Hospital, via New Orleans, LA, from Spanish Fort, AL
04/16/1865 - Received as a prisoner, Ship Island, MS
04/28/1865 - Prisoner, Ship Island, MS
04/30/1865 - Prisoner, New Orleans, LA
05/01/1865 - Exchanged
05/09/1865 - Paroled, Meridian MS
Late 1860's - Emigrated to Brazil and practiced medicine as a Medical Officer for "a very large plantation [north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil] owned by a close relative of the Emperor of Brazil"
11/22/1867 - Received a visa from the United States Consulate to Brazil
1872,1874,1875,1879 - Lived and was a Mason, northern portion of the Brazilian province of Rio, in the vicinity of the town of Macaé
1880 - Lived, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1880 - Wife, A. E. McCord, lived in Selma, Dallas Co., AL, with 3 daughters Dr. McCord is not listed as living with them in the 1880 U.S. Census
Early 1880's - Returned from Brazil to Alabama because of failing health
01/08/1885 - Died, Selma, Dallas Co., AL
08/00/1909 - Ann Eliza McCord, widow, received an Alabama state pension

John Coon, Jr. 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.
09/05/2014. Unpublished database.


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  • Added: 23 Sep 2011
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Russell McCord (5 Jun 1833–8 Jan 1885), Find A Grave Memorial no. 76997038, citing Live Oak Cemetery, Selma, Dallas County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by bioengineer (contributor 47026824) .