“Dr. Smith’s story is combined with the historical background of the times including the underlying causes of the Civil War, the state of medicine during the Civil War era, and life generally during the period. The book stands as a unique and fascinating individual narrative as well as a larger...

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“M.P.McConnell presents a well-researched and well-written biography of a 19th century doctor who served as surgeon of the 6th Massachusetts at the start of the Civil War. It is an important contribution to our knowledge of the activities of that regiment in the days leading up to and subsequent...

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