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Henry Hastings Hunt Papers M195
- George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
- Hunt, Henry H., (Henry Hastings), 1842-1894
- Henry Hastings Hunt papers
- Date [inclusive]
- 0.25 linear feet
- Thirty letters (August 25, 1862 - April 11, 1865), from Hunt to his mother and sister, and three diaries (1863, 1864, 1865) relating to Hunt's military career.
Henry Hastings Hunt Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine
Henry H. Hunt (1842-1894; Bowdoin 1862), a native of Gorham, Maine, served in the First Maine Battery of Light Artillery during the Civil War. He fought in many battles, including Second Bull Run and Gettysburg.
After the war Hunt received his M.D. at the Medical School of Maine (1867), and practiced medicine in Gorham (1868-1882) and Portland (1882-1894), Maine. He lectured at and held the chair in physiology in the Medical School of Maine from 1884 to 1891.
Hunt married Gertrude Jewett of Buffalo, N.Y., in 1887.
For related Hunt family materials, see the memoirs of his brother, Charles O. Hunt.
Scope and Content
Thirty letters (August 25, 1862 - April 11, 1865), from Hunt to his mother and sister, and three diaries (1863, 1864, 1865). The material relates to Hunt's military career.
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 040113000 College Station
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
M195.1 Correspondence, 1862-1865 7.0 folders
Contains correspondence between Henry Hunt and family members, mainly discussing his involvement in the First Maine Battery during the last two years of the Civil War.
1862 - 1863
1864 Jan - Feb
1864 Apr - Jun
1864 Jul - Aug
1864 Sep - Dec
1865 Jan - Apr
M195.2 Diaries (1863-1865) 3.0 folders
Consists of three diaries covering Hunt's time in the Civil War from 1863 until 1865, including entries during the battle of Gettysburg.