Civil War Letter From Surgeon 4th Nh Vol, 6/26/1862, Beaufort S.c., Gen Hunter For Sale
CIVIL WAR LETTER FROM SURGEON 4TH NH VOL, 6/26/1862, BEAUFORT S.C., Gen Hunter
Up for offer with an aLOW STARTING PRICE is..........................
A LETTER FROM CIVIL WAR UNION SURGEON TO HIS AUNT (6/26/1862).
This original civil war period letter from Doctor David P. Dearborn, a surgeon in the 4th New Hampshire Volunteers, writing to his aunt while in charge of the Regimental Hospitalat James Island in Beaufort, South Carolina. Beaufort was one of several Union enclaves up and down the southern Atlantic coast that were captured early in the war and held by Union troops until the close of the war. They were supplied by the US Navy. Great content in this letter, talks about friends dying, being namedActing Assistant Surgeon to a detachment of his Regiment, being put here by order of General (David) Hunter, and being in charge of a detachment of 8th Michigan as well as entire Regimental Hospital. Also, listed on the bottom of the back of the letter is a list, probably of medicinehe required,as it lists alcohol, ether, opium and etc.. It really shows the severity of war as all of these productswould most likely be used for severe pain relief or for surgeries. I do not think that it was to be part of the letter but was probably a list that the Doctor wrote down to alert the quartermasters of their needs. Although it makes much sense that something like this be found on a letter, as paper wasnt exactly plentiful in the field, I find it very interesting thoughthat it is on this letter as it really makes you realize the importance ofdoctors and surgeons in the army and how serious the work thatlay before them.This iswritten in period ink and is fairly easy to read. The letter is written on light blue colored paper and is approx. 8" x 10 1/4" and has a 4 1/2" tear across the center fold crease.The winner of this sale will also receive a full typed translated copy of this letter in case it is hard for you to read. See pictures forfull letter content. A wonderful looking civil warletterand would be a excellent addition to someones collection or a great start to one. This really would look great in a frame hanging on someones wall.Condition of this item is as shown. Guaranteed to be original.
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