Charles Hunt, 1854 - 1863, PapersManuscript MS-1020

Biography

Charles Hunt was born in December of 1832, in Gilford, New Hampshire. After attending New Hampshire Medical College, he graduated from Dartmouth Medical School (class of 1857), and, from there, practiced medicine in his native town until enlisting as an Assistant Surgeon of the Twelfth Regiment of the New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry in September of 1862. At the battles of Fredericksburg and Gettysburg, he served as a member of the Division Amputating Board. And, at Chancellorsville, he was taken prisoner by the enemy while treating wounded on the battlefield. On August 24, 1863, he died of typhoid fever at Point Lookout, Maryland.

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