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Confederate (CSA)

Assistant Surgeon

Randolph Barksdale

(1831 - 1907)

Home State: Virginia

Education: U of Virginia, U of Pennsylvania (Medical), Class of 1852

Branch of Service: Medical

Unit: Jones' Division

Before Sharpsburg

After medical school, he served in a hospital in Philadelphia, then studied in Europe. He began to practice in Richmond, VA in 1856. In June 1861 he was appointed Assistant Surgeon, Medical Department, Provisional Confederate Army.

On the Campaign

From General Jones' Report:

Surgeon Barksdale, of my staff, did more than his duty, exposing himself on the field and rendering me valuable assistance.

The rest of the War

He was appointed Surgeopn in March 1863. He was later on General Longstreet's staff, and was paroled at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865.

After the War

He practiced medicine and was superintendent of the Central Lunatic Asylum (later State Hospital), Petersburg, from 1870-1896.

References & notes

His gravesite is on Findagrave. Details from the Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography (Vol. III, 1915).


10/25/1831; Amelia County, VA


11/18/1907; Petersburg, VA; burial in Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, VA