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Letters From a Civil War Surgeon

by Child Dr., William
Publisher: Polar Bear & Company
Retail Price: $25.00
Issue: Fall 2002
ISBN: 1882190637

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.

review of Letters From a Civil War Surgeon, by Child Dr., William, Civil War Book Review, (Fall 2002).