Dr. Daniel Garrison Brinton papers, 1863-1899 (bulk 1863-1864).


Brinton, Daniel Garrison, 1837-1899. Dr. Daniel Garrison Brinton papers, 1863-1899 (bulk 1863-1864).

Dr. Daniel Garrison Brinton papers, 1863-1899 (bulk 1863-1864).

Chiefly letters from Brinton to his parents during the Civil War years of 1863 and 1864. Brinton's letters give the reader descriptions about troop movements before, during, and after the battles of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. Although Brinton is said to have served with the troops at Chickamauga, Lookout Mountain, and Missionary Ridge, the letters in the collection stop in Sept. 1863 and begin again in Aug. 1864 when Brinton writes his family from the U.S. General Hospital in Quincy, Ill., where he was superintendent for the remainder of the war. Correspondence includes references to Lewis A. Armistead, Francis C. Barlow, O.O. Howard, Robert E. Lee, George G. Meade, Carl Schurz, Adolph von Steinwehr, Frederick William Stowe, Horatio Worrall, and to Mosby's Guerillas. He also mentions his cook, John Copeland, Sr., who was the father of John Copeland, Jr. (1834-1859), of Harper's Ferry fame.

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