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Hunt, Charles W., Dr., 1832-1863



  • Existence: 1832 - 1863

Charles Hunt was born in December of 1832, in Gilford, New Hampshire. After attending New Hampshire Medical College, he graduated from Dartmouth Medical School (class of 1857), and, from there, practiced medicine in his native town until enlisting as an Assistant Surgeon of the Twelfth Regiment of the New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry in September of 1862. At the battles of Fredericksburg and Gettysburg, he served as a member of the Division Amputating Board. And, at Chancellorsville, he was taken prisoner by the enemy while treating wounded on the battlefield. On August 24, 1863, he died of typhoid fever at Point Lookout, Maryland.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Charles Hunt papers

Identifier: MS-1020
Overview Charles W. Hunt, Dartmouth Medical School, 1857, Physician and Assistant Surgeon in the army. Consists of medical notes, drawings, patient lists, transcripts and copies of correspondence, photocopied pictures of him in uniform and a 2-tablespoon measuring cup used for medicinal purposes stored in wooden case. Documents medical training, practice and Civil War experience.