Dr. Charles Henry Ladd


April 1840, Georgia - December 1880, Winnsboro, S.C.

Salem Presbyterian Church Cemetery




Sketch of Dr. C. H. Ladd


"This item appeared in the May 23, 1878 edition of the Fairfield News and Herald."


"-- Personal -- The following sketch of Dr. C. H. Ladd, published in the "Physicians and Surgeons of the United States," will be read with interest by many friends in Fairfield:

            Charles Henry Ladd, Winnsboro, S. C., was born at Macon, Ga., April 1st, 1838. He is a son of George W. and Catherine Ladd, the former of Massachusetts, the latter of Virginia. He was educated at Mount Zion College in Winnsboro, and received his M. D. from the University of New York in June 1859. He settled first in Bossier parish, La., but changed in 1865 in Winnsboro, S. C. In 1859 he visited Europe. His notable cases comprise many resections, amputations, etc. His specialty in practice is surgery, in theory chemico-physiology. He prefers conservative surgery. He is a member of the South Carolina Medical Association, of which he was a vice-president in 1873, and was a delegate to the American Medical Association in 1877. Among the medical subjects on which he has written are "Tetanus," "Phosphates in Urine," "Surgical Dressings," and "Causes of Miasmatic Fevers." He has also communicated a number of papers to the surgeon general's office in the United States Army. In July, 1861, he entered the Confederate army as a private in Company G of the 6th South Carolina Volunteers, in September, 1861, was commissioned ass't surgeon; and in September, 1862 was promoted to the surgeoncy, having his commission antedated to May, 1862, and assigned exclusively to surgical duties for the remainder of the war. Since 1865 he has been associated with A. W. Ladd in the general merchandizing and commission business and agriculture."


(Sources: Fairfield Genealogical Society Newsletter, Vol. 15, Number 4, December 2002, page 8.

Fairfield Chapter - SCGS, P. O. Box 93, Winnsboro, S. C. 29180.

The Physicians and Surgeons of the United States by William Biddle Atkinson, Published 1878, page 31.)



56th Regiment N.C. Troops: Field and Staff: Surgeons


Previously served as Private in Company G, 6th Regiment South Carolina Volunteers. [May have been appointed Assistant Surgeon of that regiment in September, 1861.] Appointed Surgeon in September, 1862, to rank from May, 1862. Assigned to duty in a military hospital at Farmville, Virginia, on an unspecified date. Transferred to this regiment on May 5, 1863. Reported present or accounted for through August, 1864; however, he was absent sick during much of that period. Relieved from duty with the 56th Regiment on December 8, 1864.



(Source: North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster, Volume XIII Infantry, 53rd-56th Regiments. Compiled by Weymouth T. Jordan, Jr. Raleigh, North Carolina Division of Archives and History: 1993. p. 593)



The War of the Rebellion, Correspondence, Etc.- Confederate



                                                                   NEAR KINSTON, March 8, 1865.

Surg. C. H. Ladd,

                 Goldsborough :

   Prepare for 300 wounded, in addition to your present accommodations.

                                                                        T. G. RICHARDSON,

                                                                        Surgeon and Medical Director.



(Source:  The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies.

Part II. Vol. XLVII In Three Parts. [Series 1, Vol. 47, Part 2] Part II-Correspondence, Etc.- Confederate. Washington: Government Printing Office. 1895. p. 1351)





Fifty-Sixth Regiment by Robert D. Graham, Captain Company D., page 322.


"The regiment was also fortunate in the assignment of its Quartermaster, Commissary and Surgeons, Captains Bower and Hallyburton being efficient men of affairs, while Drs. Thomas, Ladd, DeRosset and Cox stood high in their profession. Dr. DeRosset had taken a foreign course, and was an accomplished French and German scholar."



(Source: Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War 1861 - '65.

Written by members of the Respective Commands. Edited by Walter Clark, (Lieut. Colonel Seventieth Regiment N. C. T.) VOL. III. Published by the State. Nash Brothers, Book and Job Printers, Goldsboro, NC 1901.)




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12 December 2002,  Brian Brown