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Name Gentry, Watson Meredith
Born 1/31/1831
Birthplace Williamson County, Tennessee
Places of residence Franklin, Tennessee
Shelbyville, Tennessee
Montgomery, Alabama
New York, New York
Father Theophilus Lacy Gentry
Mother Rebecca Brice Sappington
Nationality United States of America
Education University of New York
Notes Watson Meredith Gentry of Tennessee was commissioned a surgeon by Gov. Isham G. Harris on June 14, 1861 with the rank of Major of Cavalry. He went out as surgeon of the 17th Tennessee Regiment Volunteers, and later was division surgeon of Bragg's army. The last two years of the war he was reassigned to post duty as surgeon in chief of hospitals at Montgomery, Alabama, his health having failed from the severity of field life. He had charge of nine hospitals with 2,300 beds.
Occupation Physician
Surgeon
Role Medical
Spouse Martha A. Jones
Children "Little Sallie" Gentry
Susie Rebecca Gentry

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