Since we have solved the Lt. John M. Bonner question, I thought now might be a good time to see what is known of his brother. The following is what I have so far:
BONNER, William, Dr., Captain
Born in 1848, probably in Pickens County near Bridgeville. He was a medical doctor. He may have moved from Pickens Co. to Morehouse Parish, La. before the war. He served as a Captain in the Confederate Army, regiment unknown. Died in 1877. [Probably the Dr. William Bonner from Lousiana who was an Asst. Surgeon in the Confederate Army, and who was apparently not assigned to a regiment.]
Would an Assistant Surgeon have the rank of Captain? I know that a Surgeon was a Major. I also know that the rank structure of medical personnel under the rank of Surgeon changed at some point during the war. Thanks about all that I know, however.
On a related note, does anyone know what rank would be conferred to a Chief Surgeon and/or Director of Hospitals? I have been looking for an answer to this question for a long time with no luck.