From the Richmond Whig, 4/24/1865
DEATH OF AN EMINENT SURGEON - Dr. Charles Bell Gibson, of
Philadelphia, but for fifteen or twenty years a resident and practitioner of
this city, died at his residence on Franklin street, near 7th street,
at 6 o'clock yesterday morning, of disease of the heart. Since a few days
subsequent to the evacuation he had been suffering from a severe attack of
pneumonia, but the disease had yielded to treatment and he was considered in a
fair way to recover, when he expired under a return of an affection of the
heart, from which for several years at intervals he had been a sufferer.
As a surgeon, Dr. Gibson has for years enjoyed the highest
reputation both in Baltimore and Richmond. Immediately after the secession of
Virginia and on the organization of the military forces of the State, he
received the appointment of Surgeon General of Virginia, a position which he
held until the State forces were turned over to the Davis Government. He then
accepted a commission as surgeon in the so-called Confederate service. At the
time of his death, Dr. Gibson was in the fiftieth year of his age. He was a son
of Dr. Charles Gibson, of Philadelphia, who, we believe, is still living.
In the same paper:
On Sunday, April 28, at half past 6 o'clock, A. M., Dr.
CHARLES BELL GIBSON, Professor of Surgery in the Medical College of Virginia, in
the 50th year of his age.
His funeral will take place from St. Paul's church on
TUESDAY the 25th instant, at 12, M. His friends and acquaintances,
also the graduates and students of the Medical College, are invited to attend.
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