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Bennitt, John

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This diary was the last of three kept by physician John Bennitt of Centreville, Michigan describing his experience as a Civil War surgeon the 19th Michigan Infantry Regiment. The third volume (Jan. 1, 1865-May 13, 1865) begins with the account of his leave of absence in Cincinnati, Ohio for an examination given by the Army Medical Board; a temporary stay in Charleston, South Carolina; and return to rejoin his Regiment for the Carolina campaigns in Raleigh, North Carolina. This volume focuses on his time spent in Cincinnati, and his daily routine as a surgeon and physician to soldiers and civilians shortly before the end of the war. Bennitt's account ends with his march from Raleigh, N.C. to Arlington, Va. The last pages of the diary include memoranda noting a book purchased in New York, and cash accounts for Jan. 24-Mar. 27. In a pocket in the back cover is a note listing stores and books Bennitt planned to purchase.

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