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Surgeons at Mt. Zion during the Battle of Richmond

Surgeon-In-Charge at Mt. Zion.


LOMAX, WILLIAM was born on 15 March 1813 in Guilford, North Carolina.  He was the first surgeon in Indiana to be commissioned by Indiana Governor, Oliver Morton.  Lomax died on 27 April 1893 in Marion, Indiana.  Buried at Estates of Serenity, Marion, Grant County, Indiana.


Obituary:  Chicago Tribune, 29 April 1893


Dr. William Lomax, Marion, Ind.

            Marion, Ind., April 27. – [Special.] – Dr. William Lomax, known throughout the State as one of its most skillful physicians, died tonight, 80 years of age.  He was one of the founders of the State Medical Society and drafted its constitution.  Recently he made a donation of property worth several thousand dollars to the Indiana Medical College.  He was the first surgeon in the war commissioned by Gov. Morton.

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CAMPFIELD, JOHN ALEXANDER, born August 26, 1835 in Saulsbury, PA. He attended the University Michigan Medical School (1860-61).

At the time of the outbreak of the Civil War, Campfield lived in Leesburg, Kosciusko Co, Indiana. He enlisted October 09, 1861, Co E, Twelfth Indiana Infantry, being detailed as a nurse on November 25, 1861. Upon re-organization of the regiment, he enlisted as a hospital steward 07 August 1862. Promoted to Assistant Surgeon on November 21, 1862.


Campfield was one of the last surgeons to leave Richmond, KY in October 1862. He mustered out of service June 08, 1865, returning to Leesburg, IN where he started to establish a medical practice, however he died a month later, after a short illness on July 08, 1865. He is buried in the Leesburg Cemetery, Kosciusko Co. IN.


Dr. Campfield served with Dr. William Lomax, surgeon of the twelfth Indiana at Mt. Zion Church.

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BLACKWELL, JOHN A. the son of Ezekiel Blackwell, a cabinet maker, and Elizabeth Dickey was born in Orange Co, Indiana on November 10, 1834. Blackwell graduated from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA in 1859. He began practice in Monticello, Indiana until he enlisted in 1861.

He was commissioned on August 14, 1862 as 1st Lieutenant, Co. D. Twelfth Indiana Infantry. Blackwell mustered out of service on September 13,1863 but was soon commissioned in the One Hundredth Fifteenth Indiana Infantry as assistant surgeon. (Six-month enlistment). He was wounded in the right shoulder during his service.

Residing in Bedford, Indiana in 1870, He married Caroline Elizabeth Wolfe (1838-1909) in 1859, they were parents of four children. Matthew H. (1862-1934, Frank M. (1865-1933), Fletcher W. (1866-1950, Theodore (1867-?), Sarah K. (1869-1870), Willis B. (1871-1876), Antoninette G. (1874-1945) and Bessie T. (1878-1937). By 1884,

Blackwell began a practice in Wellsville, Montgomery Co, Missouri. It was at this place he died on January 28, 1914. He is buried in the Blackwell family plot at the Wellsville Cemetery, Montgomery Co, Missouri.

Blackwell served as assistant to Dr. William Lomax at Mt. Zion Church.

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TAYLOR, ALFRED BRYAN, born on November 2, 1837 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, the son of George Taylor and Jane Whittaker. Alfred married Jane W (Jennie) Brandon in 1865, they were parents of one child, Alfred B. Taylor Jr.


Taylor attended Rush Medical School (1859).   


       Taylor enlisted May 15,1861, Sgt. Co I, Twelfth Indiana Infantry, he was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant July 25, 1861. Mustered out on May 19, 1861. He again enlisted for three years August 7,1862 as assistant surgeon of the Twelfth.


       Post war Taylor resided in Kansas City, Jackson Co, Missouri at the time of his death on September 13, 1879, he is buried at Elmwood Cemetery, Kansas City, MO.


    Alfred B. Taylor was in the last group of surgeons escorting the ambulance train in October 1862.

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