CS Η Latimer, Edwin Walter - Assistant Surgeon

Dr. Edwin Walter Latimer


Born: June 6, 1826

Birthplace: Prince William County, Virginia

Father: Samuel Marcus Latimer 1805 – 1851

Mother: Charlotte Amanda Barron 1805 – 1887
(Buried: Manassas Cemetery, Manassas, Virginia)​

Wife: Tracenia Young 1818 – 1879
(Buried: Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.)​

Married: October 31, 1849 in Prince George’s County, Maryland


Lucy Tasker Latimer Davis 1850 – 1905​
(Buried: Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.)​
Dr. Charles Marshall Nut Latimer 1857 – 1912​
(Buried: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Washington, D.C.)​


1860: Graduated from Columbian College Medical School​

Occupation before War:

1860 – 1861: Medical Doctor in Prince William County, Virginia​

Civil War Career:

1862: Private in 4th Virginia Cavalry Regiment​
1862 – 1864: Acting Assistant Surgeon General, Hospital No. 4, Richmond
1864: Assistant Surgeon, Local Defense Troops in Richmond, Virginia​
1864: Appointed Assistant Surgeon for Provisional Army of Confederacy​
1864: Confirmed as Assistant Surgeon by Confederate States Senate​
1864: Assistant Surgeon General, Hospital No. 4, Richmond, Virginia​
1864 – 1865: Assistant Surgeon, Stuart Hospital, Richmond, Virginia​

Occupation after War:

1865 – 1880: Medical Doctor in Washington D.C.​

Died: April 20, 1880

Place of Death: Prince William County, Virginia

Cause of Death: Meningitis

Age at time of Death: 53 years old

Original Burial Spot: Congressional Cemetery, Public Vault, Washington

Burial Place: Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C. - (May 21, 1880)

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