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Swamp Doctor: The Diary of a Union Surgeon in the Virginia and North…

by William Mervale Smith

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I guess I am not a Civil War historian as I found this book dull. I had thought with it being from a surgeon that it would have some interesting case histories or treatment information, but instead, most of it is about being in camp or marching somewhere. ( )
  JenniferRobb | Jan 17, 2016 |
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William Mervale Smith, surgeon of the 85th New York Volunteer Infantry, faithfully kept a diary of his Civil War experiences. Smith's introspective musings cover matters both professional and personal, from the horror of battle and the almost equally terrible politics of war to his deepest longings and questions about love and spirituality. - Jacket flap.… (more)

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