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By Daniel M.,James M Greiner,Janet L Coryell,James R Smither

Daniel M. Holt, a winning nation healthcare professional within the upstate village of Newport, long island, permitted the placement of assistant medical professional within the 121st long island Volunteer military in August 1862. At age forty two while he used to be commissioned, he was once the oldest member of the employees. yet his adventure served him good, as his regiment participated in approximately the entire significant campaigns within the jap theater of the warCrampton's hole prior to Antietam, Fredericksburg, Salem Church, the Mine Run crusade, the desolate tract, Spotsylvania, chilly Harbor, Petersburg, the 1864 Shenandoah Valley crusade, and Appomattox. In a Surgeon's Civil battle, the knowledgeable and articulate Holt describes camp lifestyles, military politics, and the scientific problems that he and his colleagues skilled. His memories and letters supply an insider's examine medication as practiced at the battlefield and provide occasional glimpses of the efficacy of physician basic William A. Hammond's reforms as they affected Holt's regiment. He additionally reviews on different topics, together with slavery and nationwide occasions. Holt served till October 17, 1864 whilst ailing health and wellbeing compelled him to resign.

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