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Campbell German McEwen McGavock Sloan Stuart

Obituary of Flavel Baxter Sloan, Cowan, Tennessee.

Dr. Flavel Baxter Sloan was the fifth son of the eleven children of James and Susan Brown Sloan, born at Benton, Polk County, Tenn., March 12, 1844. He entered the Confederate army in the army in the early years of the war, and was a member of Colonel McKenzie's 5th Tennessee Cavalry, Company D. He was only seventeen years of age when he enlisted and was one of five brothers, the others being Robert, Fielding (surgeon, who was mortally wounded at the battle of Franklin), James, and William Sloan. He made a splendid record as a gallant and brave soldier.

After the war his incomplete education was finished in Franklin with Prof. Patrick Campbell, he being the protege of Cols. John B. McEwen and John McGavock. His chosen vocation was medicine, which he read with Dr. Dan German, of Franklin, and then graduated from the University of Nashville. For forty odd years he was surgeon of the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad, retiring in March, 1916. In 1904 he was elected President of the Tri-State Medical Association.

On March 17, 1886, Dr. Sloan was married to Miss Otzie Stuart, of Tullahoma, Tenn., and five children were born to this union, of whom two survive him-Robert and Elizabeth-who are trusted employees of the bank at Cowan. They soothed and made pleasant his declining years. He was stricken with paralysis in the fall of 1921 and passed away quietly and peacefully at Cowan in November, having served his country, his State, and his family with all that was excellent in his fine nature. Peace to his ashes! His religious affiliations were with the Episcopal Church, with which service he was buried from his home in Winchester. [Mrs. A. McD. German.]

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, May, 1922.

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