CS Η Burroughs, Dr. Richard Berrien

Dr. Richard Berrien Burroughs

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Born: January 19, 1833

Birthplace: Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia

Father: Joseph Hallett Burroughs Sr. 1803 – 1854
(Buried: North Laurel Grove Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia)​

Mother: Valeria Gibbons Berrien 1806 – 1883
(Buried: North Laurel Grove Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia)​

Wife: Florida C. Lewis 1850 – 1895
(Buried: North Laurel Grove Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia)​


Joseph Hallett Burroughs 1858 – 1926​
(Buried: Evergreen Cemetery, Jacksonville, Florida)​
Annie Constant Burroughs 1859 – 1907​
(Buried: North Laurel Grove Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia)​
Oliver Berrien Burroughs Sr. 1860 – 1938​
(Buried: Evergreen Cemetery, Jacksonville, Florida)​


1853: Graduated from University of Georgia​
1856: Graduated from Jefferson Medical College​

Occupation before War:

Medical Doctor in Tallahassee, Florida, & Camden County, Georgia​

Civil War Career:

1862: Assistant Surgeon, Department of South Carolina, and Georgia​
1862: Submitted Special Requisition for Amputating Cases​
1862 – 1863: Assistant Surgeon, Thunderbolt Battery, & 36th Georgia Infantry​
1863 – 1865: Assistant Surgeon, 4th Georgia Cavalry Regiment​
1864: Carried Captain Wylly to safety, during Battle of Jonesboro, Georgia​
1864: Gave his horse to Colonel Smith during Battle of Olustee, Florida​

Occupation after War:

Medical Doctor in Jacksonville, Florida​
1888: Medical Doctor during the Yellow Fever Epidemic, Jacksonville​
Chief Surgeon of Florida Division, of Confederate Veterans
Surgeon General of Florida, Division of Confederate Veterans​
Vice President, & President, Florida Medical Association​
Director of Confederate Soldiers Home, Jacksonville, Florida​
Chief Surgeon of Florida Central, and Peninsular Railroad​
Member of Jacksonville, Florida City Council​

September 11, 1901

Place of Death: Norfolk, Virginia

Age at time of Death: 68 years old

Burial Place: North Laurel Grove Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia
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Tom Elmore

1st Lieutenant
Member of the Year
Jan 16, 2015
Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia trained quite a few southerners who became surgeons in the Confederate armies. Of the 30 surgeons that I have identified who served on the field of Gettysburg and were alumni of that college, 23 of them were Confederates and 7 were Federals.