My hunt after 'The Captain'

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Title

My hunt after 'The Captain'

Subject

Articles
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894 (author)
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1841-1935
Atlantic Monthly

Description

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., abandoned his studies at Harvard College to join the Massachusetts Volunteers at the outbreak of the Civil War. He was wounded on October 21, 1861, at the battle of Ball’s Bluff, in Virginia, and attended by a Philadelphia physician, William Hunt (1825-1896). Wendell Holmes returned to active duty and was again wounded, on September 17, 1862, at Antietam. His father left Boston to seek his son after this second incident and subsequently published an account of this affair in The Atlantic monthly. Here, he describes some of the aftermath of the battle which he observed.

Abstract

Excerpt from the article "My hunt after 'The Captain'," by Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894), published in Atlantic monthly, v. 10 no. 62

Creator

Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894

Publisher

Ticknor and Fields

Date Created

1862 December

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Is Part Of

Holmes Collection

Format

text

Extent

excerpt (2 pages)

Language

English

Type

text

Identifier

DigID0002208

Provenance

Gift of Dr. Edwin H. Brigham to the Boston Medical Library, 1911

Files

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Citation

Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894, “My hunt after 'The Captain',” OnView, accessed February 25, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6301.

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