You can suggest corrections to the following fields for item John Bennitt Civil War Diary, volume 2.

You can also leave general comments or suggestions in the "comments" section. An administrator will review your contribution.

Thank you for taking the time to improve this site!

Please describe the nature of this correction, or anything about it that we should know. Thanks!

Check this box if it is okay for us to contact you about this correction.

An entity responsible for making contributions to the resource

Current data for Contributor

An entity primarily responsible for making the resource

Current data for Creator

Bennitt, John

A point or period of time associated with an event in the lifecycle of the resource

Current data for Date


An account of the resource

Current data for Description

This diary is the second of three kept by physician John Bennitt of Centreville, Michigan describing his experience as a Civil War surgeon for the 19th Michigan Infantry Regiment. The second volume (Feb. 9, 1864-Jan. 13, 1865) continues the account of his work as head of the General Hospital in McMinnville, Tennsessee, and of his Regiment's transfer to the front for the Atlanta and Savannah campaigns under Gen. Sherman. Bennitt details life in the encampments at the time of the fighting in Georgia, and his daily routine as a surgeon and physician to soldiers and civilians. The volume ends with Bennitt's trip to Cincinnati for an examination by the Army Medical Board. The last pages of the volume include cash accounts and memoranda of soldiers treated, their condition, and outcome. The volume ends on Dec. 31, 1864, but Bennitt uses the first pages of the diary for his Jan. 1-13, 1865 entries.

A related resource from which the described resource is derived

Current data for Source

Correspondence and diaries of Civil War surgeon, John Bennitt (RHC-43):