From the Confederate Veteran Magazine, Vol. 15, Issue 8 (August 1907) p. 373-374


     Dr. Isaiah Henry White, long a prominent physician and citizen of Richmond, died there July 15 after an illness of more than a year. He was born at Onancock, Accomac County, Va., on July 24, 1838. His father was Samuel C. White, a farmer of Accomac, and his mother, Mary E. Chandler, of the same county.

     After a rudimentary course at his home, Dr. White was a [374] student at William and Mary College from 1855 to 1858, and was graduated from that institution in the latter year. In 1859 he entered the Medical College of Virginia, and was graduated with high honors as a doctor of medicine in 1861. In April 1871, Dr. White married Mrs. Caroline W. Brooks, and she died about one year ago.

     Dr. White saw service in the Confederate army, of which he was ever proud. In April, 1862, he was made assistant surgeon of the Confederate States army, and was stationed at Chimborazo Hospital. He was promoted in July, 1862, to surgeon of the 14th Louisiana Infantry, and in February, 1864, was assigned as surgeon in charge of the military prison at Andersonville, Ga.

     In the summer of 1864 a still greater responsibility came to Dr. White. He was promoted to the position of chief surgeon of all military prisons east of the Mississippi River, and served in this capacity until the close of the war. Dr. White was an ex-member of the Southern Surgical and Gynecological Association and of the Richmond Academy of Medicine. He had also been president of the latter body, and took a deep interest in its work. In politics Dr. White was a Democrat; he was fond of outdoor sports, and especially of horseback-riding.

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