History of the One Hundred and Fifty-Third Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers Infantry; Which Was Recruited in Northampton County, Pa., 1862-1863

History of the One Hundred and Fifty-Third Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers Infantry; Which Was Recruited in Northampton County, Pa., 1862-1863

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...at the age of 17 years. He graduated in medicine from the University of Pennsylvania at the outbreak of the Civil War, and like all young men at that time whose first thought was duty to his country, he entered the service. He made application at Harrisburg. Out of twenty-two applicants but three passed the examination, and young Kohler was one of the three. He was made contract surgeon and had charge of all the hospitals at Camp Curtin and Camp Capitol, and was in charge of three brigades. He afterwards enlisted in the I53d Regiment as assistant surgeon and served in hospitals under the command of the Medical Director, and was given charge of all the hospitals of the nth Corps encamped at Aquia Creek. He spent very little time with his regiment, which was then made a subject of complaint, but the Medical Director it seems had authority to detain him. After the battle of Fredericksburg he was stricken with typhoid fever and was sent to his home in Egypt. He recovered in time to rejoin his regiment and assist in the care of the wounded at Gettysburg, and was mustered out with his command at Harrisburg. His death occurred in 1866, from a recurrence of the same infectious disease he had been afflicted with three years before. Quartermaster S. H. Knowles, Comrade Knowles was born in Mauch Chunk, Pa., June 7, 1838. He was the son of Wm. H. Knowles, Superintendent of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company. He received his early education in Wilkes-Barre and Easton, Pa., at the Academy of Dr. Vanderveer. Before the war he was employed in the Prothonotary's office in Easton. He served with the regiment in the battle of Gettysburg, after which he contracted a fever which left him in poor health during the rest of his life. He was subsequently returned to...show more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236555155
  • 9781236555151