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Letters From a Civil War Surgeonby Child Dr., William
Publisher: Polar Bear & Company
Retail Price: $25.00
Issue: Fall 2002
Dr. William Child, a surgeon with the Fifth New Hampshire Volunteers, had a front-seat view of the brutality of the Civil War and a responsibility to mend the many wounded. Child's letters written from 1862 to 1865 reveal his unique experience as a doctor throughout the war, his perspectives on war and peace, and his eyewitness accounts of several major milestones throughout the war, including the assassination of President Lincoln.