John Bennitt Civil War Diary, volume 2

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John Bennitt Civil War Diary, volume 2

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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.

Date

1864

Publisher

Grand Valley State University. University Libraries. Special Collections & University Archives

Relation

Part of collection with correspondence published by Wayne State University Press, Detroit as I Hope to Do My Country Service: the Civil War letters of John Bennitt, M.D., Surgeon, 19th Michigan Infantry

Identifier

RHC-43_BD-2

Language

eng

Citation

Bennitt, John, “John Bennitt Civil War Diary, volume 2,” Digital Collections, accessed January 20, 2022, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/9672.
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