The Twelfth Alabama surgeons.
This regiment was fortunate in having skilled and faithful surgeons.
The first when we entered service were Dr. Geo. Whitfield
of Old Spring Hill, Alabama
, as surgeon, but who became later brigade surgeon, and was assisted by Dr. Edward A. Ligon
, brother of Hon. R. F. Ligon
, first Captain
of Co. F.
He died soon after returning home, in the winter of 1861 and 1862, after his resignation.
is still living in Marengo county
, having happily married a noble lady of Richmond
He is past his three score years and ten, is in splendid health, full of energy and often rides twenty miles a day on horsrback, relieving the sick in his county.
He was one of the most accomplished of surgeons and physicians, and greatly beloved.
Wm. Wallace Scott
, formerly of Mississippi
, was also at one time our assistant surgeon.
The other assistant surgeon
of this regiment, who served for a short time during the war was, Dr. John B. Kelly
He enlisted as a private in Co. B, and was promoted assistant surgeon.