Autograph letter signed : Lynchburg, Va., to James T. Fields

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Title

Autograph letter signed : Lynchburg, Va., to James T. Fields

Subject

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Medical care

Description

A graduate of Harvard Medical School in 1853, Zabdiel Boylston Adams enlisted in 1861, joining the 7th Massachusetts Volunteers as an assistant surgeon. He was later a captain with the 56th Massachusetts Volunteers. Adams was wounded at Orange Plank Road during the Battle of the Wilderness and taken captive, spending four months in Confederate prisons in Virginia.

Abstract

A letter from Zabdiel Boylston Adams to his brother-in-law, publisher James T. Fields (1817-1881). Written while in Crumpton Hospital in Lynchburg, VA, Adams describes his wounds and treatment.

Creator

Adams, Zabdiel Boylston

Date Created

1864 May 29

Rights

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Access Rights

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Relation

Is Part Of

Papers of Zabdiel Boylston Adams, 1861-1981 (inclusive), 1861-1894 (bulk). H MS c49.1.

References

View the online catalog record.

Format

text

Extent

1 letter

Language

English

Type

text

Identifier

DigID0001603

Provenance

Gift of Mitchell L. Adams to the Library of Harvard Medical School, 1981.

Files

0001603_dref.jpg

Citation

Adams, Zabdiel Boylston, “Autograph letter signed : Lynchburg, Va., to James T. Fields,” OnView, accessed May 22, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6077.