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Confederate (CSV)

Assistant Surgeon

James McCowan Greene

(1837 - 1913)

Home State: Mississippi

Education: U of Virginia, Jefferson Medical College, Class of 1856

Branch of Service: Medical

Unit: 17th Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 24 year old physician in Aberdeen, MS, he was commissioned Assistant Surgeon, 17th Mississippi Infantry on on 25 April 1861.

On the Campaign

He treated wounded troops on the field after the battle at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He served in McLaws' Division hospital for two months after Sharpsburg. In December he was promoted to Surgeon (Major) and sent to Mississippi where he ran CS Army General hospitals to the end of the War.

After the War

He had a practice in Aberdeen, was on the Board of Health, and was President of the Medical Association (1884-85). He retired in 1900.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records via the Historical Data Systems database. His work on the battlefield from the MSHWR.1 Personal information from a sketch in Howard's History of the Mississippi State Medical Association (1910). His gravesite is on Findagrave.


03/17/1837; Sumter County, AL


05/19/1913; Aberdeen, MS; burial in IOOF Cemetery, Aberdeen, MS


1   Barnes, Joseph K., and US Army, Office of the Surgeon General, The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, 6 books, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1870, Volume 2, Part 2, pg. 65  [AotW citation 21414]