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Confederate (CSV)

Assistant Surgeon

Charles Thomas Taliaferro

(1833 - 1902)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th Alabama Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He graduated from the Atlanta Medical College in 1859, studied at Jefferson Medical College (Philadelphia) and the Medical College of Virginia (Richmond), before opening his own practice in Sparta, AL in 1860. He enlisted as Private on 25 April 1861 in Company E, 4th Alabama Infantry. Brevetted 2nd Lieutenant 9 April 1862, Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant 22 August. Resigned to accept commission as Assistant Surgeon to date from 12 August 1862.

In the Antietam Campaign:
Present in action on South Mountain and at Sharpsburg.

The remainder of the War:
Possibly promoted to Surgeon in 1864.

After the War:
He moved his practice to Evergreen and was also in the drug business there, to about 1867. He then farmed outside of town. In 1885, while still maintaining his farm, he returned to the drug business in Evergreen. He was mayor of Evergreen in 1889 and probate judge of Conecuh County in 1892.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of Alabama1. His gravesite is on Findagrave. Details from a bio sketch in the Memorial Record of Alabama (1893), Vol, 1.

Birth Date: 03/15/1833    Place of Birth: Caroline County, VA    
College: Atlanta Medical College    Graduating Year: 1859    
Death Date: 06/19/1902    Burial Place: Evergreen Cemetery, Evergreen, AL


1   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/index.cfm>, Source page: various  [AotW citation 15577]

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