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Henry Hastings Hunt Papers M195

Title:
Henry Hastings Hunt papers
Creator:
Hunt, Henry H., (Henry Hastings), 1842-1894
ID:
M195
Date [inclusive]:
1862-1865
Extent:
0.25 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
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.
Preferred Citation:

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.

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.

Series Description:

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.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

1862 - 1863

Box 1 Folder 1

1864 Jan - Feb

Box 1 Folder 2

1864 Mar

Box 1 Folder 3

1864 Apr - Jun

Box 1 Folder 4

1864 Jul - Aug

Box 1 Folder 5

1864 Sep - Dec

Box 1 Folder 6

1865 Jan - Apr

Box 1 Folder 7

Series Description:

Consists of three diaries covering Hunt's time in the Civil War from 1863 until 1865, including entries during the battle of Gettysburg.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

1863

Box 1 Folder 8

1864

Box 1 Folder 9

1865

Box 1 Folder 10
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