A Surgeon's Civil War: The Letters and Diary of Daniel M. Holt, M.D.

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A Surgeon's Civil War: The Letters and Diary of Daniel M. Holt, M.D. - Greiner, James M (Editor), and Coryell, Janet L (Editor), and Smither, James R (Editor)

Daniel M. Holt, a successful country doctor in the upstate village of Newport, New York, accepted the position of assistant surgeon in the 121st New York Volunteer Army in August 1862. At age 42 when he was commissioned, he was the oldest member of the staff. But his experience served him well, as his regiment participated in nearly all the major ...