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Dr Edward Archelaus Flewellen

Dr Edward Archelaus Flewellen

Birth
Jones County, Georgia, USA
Death 9 Dec 1910 (aged 91)
Thomaston, Upson County, Georgia, USA
Burial Thomaston, Upson County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 8313 · View Source
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Father: James Flewellen (1796-1829)
Mother: Elizabeth Persons (1798-1886)
11/18/1829 - Father, James, died in Macon, Bibb Co., GA
~1844 - Attended, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA
08/16/1850 - Practiced medicine, Division 60, Monroe Co., GA (lived with mother - indexed in the 1850 U.S. Census as "Edward Fluellen")
03/18/1851 - M.D. degree, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA (from: GA)
06/14/1860 - Practiced medicine, Upson Co., GA (lived with Dr. John C. Drake and his family - indexed in the 1860 U.S. Census as E. A. Flewellen)
- Representative, Georgia State Legislature
05/01/1861 - Appointed Surgeon
05/01/1861 - Ordered to report as Surgeon, 5th GA Infantry
05/16/1861 - Appointed Surgeon by the Confederate States Secretary of War
07/00/1861 - As Surgeon, stationed at Pensacola, FL [While in Pensacola, FL, Surgeon Flewellen served in both Fort Barrancas and Fort Pickens.]
02/05/1862 - Confirmed as Surgeon from Georgia by the Confederate States Senate
04/29/1862 - "Surgeon E. A. Flewellen, 5th Ga Regt is hereby detached from his regiment and assigned to duty at LaGrange, Tenn to take charge of the Hospitals at that place. All Medical Officers there will report to him on his
arrival" [S.O. 45/2 Army of Mississippi Gen. Beauregard]
05/21/1862 - Surgeon, Gen. Hospital, LaGrange, Tennessee
06/28/1862 - "Surgeon E A Flewellen is hereby assigned to duty as Asst Medical Director and will report to Surgeon A. J. Foard, Medical Director, Dept No. 2. He will be obeyed and respected accordingly. By Comd of Gen. Bragg" [S.O. 97/2, Dept. No. 2 Gen. Bragg]
10/21/1862 - Surgeon & Asst. Medical Director, Chattanooga, TN
12/23/1862 - Announced as Medical Director of the Department of Tennessee and of the Army of Tennessee by Gen. B. Bragg
12/23/1862 - Ordered to report to his headquarters, Murfreesboro, TN, and to relieve Medical Director A. J. Foard (who was transferred to the staff of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston)
01/17/1863 - As Medical Director, stationed at Tullahoma, TN
01/29/1863 - "It is impossible to find suitable places for all of the invalid Med. Officers in the service." [Letter from Asst. Surgeon Edward Milhous Vasser to Flewellen - Vasser quotes Flewellen. In: Schroeder-Lein, G. R. (1994)
Confederate hospitals on the move. Univ. of SC Press, Columbia.]
03/24/1863 - Field Medical Director, staff of Gen. B. Bragg, Army of Tennessee
05/03/1863 - In a telegraph message from LaGrange [Georgia] to Medical Purveyor Richard Potts, "Can you supply immedy for Hospitals at this place one hundred cotts if not can you send me forthwith cloth to cover them as the wood work can be put up here. reply immedy. E A Flewellen, Surg-in-charge"
05/29/1863 - "The following Staff Officers are announced, on the Staff of the General Commanding for the Department No 2 and the Army of Tenn, viz, Surgeon E. A. Flewellen, Medical Director . . . . By Command of Genl. Bragg [S.O. #16/1, Dept. No. 2, Gen. B. Bragg]
07/31/1863 - Stationed in Chattanooga, TN, as Medical Director of the troops commanded by Gen. B. Bragg, Dept. No. 2
11/27/1863 - "Surgeon A. J. Foard is assigned to duty as Medical Director of General Bragg's Army and will relieve Surgeon E. A. Flewellen." [S.O. 282/4]
12/10/1863 - Surgeon and Medical Director, Army of Tennessee, Dalton, GA, commanded by Lt. Gen. W. J. Hardee [Apparently word had not reached Surgeon Flewellen that he had been relieved as Medical Director by Surgeon Foard.]
12/31/1863 - As Medical Director, stationed, Dalton, GA
02/13/1864 - Resignation as Medical Director, Army of Tennessee, accepted [Medical Director A. J. Foard, on the staff of Gen. J. E. Johnston, "again took charge at Dalton, GA"]
03/11/1864 - "Surgeon E. A. Flewellen will report to Surgeon A. J. Foard, Medical Director at Dalton Georgia for assignment to duty." [S.O. 59/2]
07/02/1864 - Announced as Inspector of Hospitals, Army of Tennessee, by Gen. J. E. Johnston
08/08/1864 - "Surgeon E. A. Flewellen is assigned to duty as Inspector of Hospitals of Army of Tennessee" [S.O. 186/33]
09/29/1864 - Surgeon & Inspector of Hospitals, Army of Tennessee, Macon, GA
03/02/1865 - Surgeon, Hospital, Forsyth, GA, Army of Tennessee
05/18/1865 - Paroled by the U. S. Army, Macon, GA
08/26/1865 - Testified at the trial of Henry Wirz, commander of the Confederate Prison at Andersonville, GA
07/08/1870 - Practiced medicine, Thomaston, Upson Co., GA (lived with Dr. John Drake and his family - indexed in the 1870 U.S. Census as "Ewrd Flewellen)
01/00/1872 - Commissioned as Superintendent of Public Works of Georgia by Georgia Governor, James M. Smith
- In charge of the North and South Railroad of the Macon and Brunswick Railroad
- In charge of the Columbus and Western Railroad
1874 - Practiced medicine, Thomaston, GA
08/24/1875 - Lived temporarily in Atlanta, GA
1877 - Member, Georgia Constitutional Convention
06/08/1880 - Retired physician, Thomaston, Upson Co., GA ("boarder" with Dr. John C. Drake and his family - indexed in the 1880 U.S. Census as Edward Flewellen)
06/01/1886 - Mother, Elizabeth, died in Independence, Washington Co., TX (buried: Old Independence Cemetery, Independence, Washington Co., TX)
07/02/1890-07/05/1890 - Attended, Reunion of the Surgeons of the Medical Corps of the Confederate States Army and Navy, Chattanooga, TN
- Served as Upson County Commissioner
1896-1897 - Senator, Georgia State Senate
- President, Upson County Railroad
- Adjutant General of the State of Georgia
06/19/1900 - Boarder and "capitalist", The Rock, Upson Co, GA (lived with James M. Bevel and his family - indexed in the 1900 U.S. Census as "Ed Flewellen")
04/19/1910 - Boarder living on "own income", The Rock, Upson Co., GA (lived with James M. Bevel and his family - indexed in the 1910 U.S. Census as "Edward E. Flewellen")
12/09/1910 - Died of pneumonia, "The Rock", near Thomaston, Upson Co., GA (buried: Glenwood Cemetery, Thomaston, GA)

Note: Dr. Flewellen never married.

This biographical sketch is from:
Hambrecht, F.T. & Koste, J.L., Biographical
register of physicians who served the
Confederacy in a medical capacity.
07/24/2017. Unpublished database.


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  • Maintained by: bioengineer
  • Added: 25 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8313
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Edward Archelaus Flewellen (17 Sep 1819–9 Dec 1910), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8313, citing Glenwood Cemetery, Thomaston, Upson County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by bioengineer (contributor 47026824) .