Medical Department, 1834 - 1835
Dr. Richard H.
Dozier, CSA contract surgeon in Mississippi, 1861
For the years: 1834-35
Richard H. Dozier
Richard H. Dozier was born 1815,
in North Carolina. His father was also a physician. The
lecture cards below show him having been at the University of
Pennsylvania for the school year 1834-35, and this information is backed
up by the data on record in the medical department for only the school
year ending 1835. Apparently he did not attend a second year at
the University of Pennsylvania and there is no evidence of him having
graduated at Pennsylvania. Perhaps he completed his training at
another college closer to his home. From 1834 to 1845, there were
4,407 students, 1,769 of whom received degrees (40%) plus 449 graduates
who attended lectures at University of Pennsylvania. (Norwood, p.
The True Democrat (News-Paper), Wednesday, May
21, 1845, Vol. 1, No. 2
Dr. Richard H. Dozier
has been at considerable expense and trouble to settle himself at
Paulding.....practice of MEDICINE, SURGERY, and OBSTETRICKS.
In all cases, I will deduct one third of the regular fees if the
cash is paid me as soon as the patient is discharged.
Paulding, May 14, 1845
What is really interesting about
this doctor, is that he served as a C.S.A. contract surgeon in
Mississippi, early in the first year of the Civil War and died the 1862. The
documents for this service and his pay are shown below.
October, 1861, Dr. Richard H. Dozier, serving as a private physician,
provided medical services to sick soldiers of the 5th Mississippi
Infantry at a temporary hospital in Enterprise, Mississippi.
Richmond Daily Dispatch (News-Paper) : January 4, 1862: Dr.
Dozier, of Enterprise, Miss., died a few days since.
The Fifth Regiment, Fourth
Brigade, of Mississippi Volunteers, known as the Army of Mississippi,
and the organization of the regiment was completed by the election of
field officers 5 September, 1861, at Enterprise.
The first service at the front was
at Pensacola, where the Fifth was reported as part of the command of
Gen. Sam. Jones, February 1, 1862. Thence transferred to the interior
after the fall of Fort Donelson, and regiment mentioned in the official
correspondence as part of Chalmers' command and somewhere east of Iuka,
when the advance of Grant's army landed March 12, at Crump's landing.
See additional information on the
Mississippi 5th Infantry.
(Data and proof of Dr. Richard H. Dozier's
service as a contract surgeon courtesy of Dr. Terry Hambrecht)
Confederate States of America
% R. H. Dozier
Oct. 19th 1861
% Medical Services for the 5th
Regiment of the Mississippi Volunteers to the 6th Nov. 1861
inclusive at the rate of $50 per month.
14 days - $23.33
I certify that the above is correct and right to be
H. L. Horze,
Surg. Genl Army of Miss.
The above account has been examined and approved and
aurhorize the payment of the same Nov. 6th 1861.
G. G. Flynt, Co.,
Received of W. H Edmonson a 2M
Twenty three 33/100 dollars in
full of the above amount Nov. 25th, 1861.
R. H. Dozier
The State of Mississippi
R. H. Dozier
1861, Oct. 7th to 12 days medical attention to the sick
soldiers of the 5th Regiment, 4th Brigade of Miss.
Volunteers in temporary hospital a Enterprise Miss. at the
rate of $50 per month $20.00.
I certify thata the above acct.
H. L. Horze, Surg. General, Army
Review of Hosp. Enterprise payment in full on the above
account Nov. 25th, 1861.
R. H. Dozier.
University of Pennsylvania Medical
Department 1834-35 Lecture Tickets
E. Horner, M.D., Hopkinson, M.D.
William Edmonds Horner, M.D.
Nathaniel Chapman, M.D and
William Potts Dewees, M.D.
Mr. Richard H.
Dozier, of North Carolina, has matriculated for the
session 1834-35 on November 15th, 1834
Almshouse (Later: Philadelphia General Hospital)