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Henry Hastings Hunt Papers, 1862-1865

0.25 linear feet.

Catalog Number: M195

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Agency History / Biographical Note:
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 (Letters and Personal Recollections of 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.

Cite as: Henry Hastings Hunt Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library.

Access Restrictions: None.

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