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JOHN H. BRINTON/
Major and Surgeon U. S. V. 1861-1865
THE NEW YORK
PUBLIC LIBRARY 734962
ASTCP, LENOX AND TILL NFDA TONS
Copyright, 1914 by The Neale Publishing Company
The awakening of Philadelphia-Warriors all-The ar-
rival of the host-Family councils-Brigade Surgeon-First
Impressions of Washington-Lincoln and the ill-omened
flag-Equipment for man and beast-Final preparations.
II. LEAVING HOME.
"Good-bye"-St. Louis in 1861-Fremont and politics-Uni-
forms and authority-To Cairo-First meeting with Grant
-Characteristics-Medical Director Simons.
III.-MOUND CITY HOSPITAL .
A hospital to create-Mississippi Turtles-Dirt and diffi-
culties-Plague o' men-Plague o' women-Lynch law at
close quarters-Vicissitudes of a surgeon's life-In touch
with the North-Watchwords of the night.
IV. CAIRO, 1861.
Within the lines on the Mississippi-Rebel sketches-Ap-
pointment of Medical Director of South Eastern Missouri-
How to read the regulations-Helplessness of recruits-The
problem of "Contract Doctors"-Grant again—Malaria.
V. THE BATTLE OF BELMONT
The best cure for malaria-A battle in the air-The first
shot in earnest-Bucephalus-Medical director in the field-
"Grim War" and its victims-With General Grant under
fire-The sound of a bullet-Tragedies of the wounded-
Winning the "family spurs"-Lost in the enemy's country.
Incidents of the battle of Belmont-The coward-Rigor
mortis-Ghostly news-The making of a surgeon-Strange
adventures of a box of instruments-Reports of a medical
VII.-CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO.—CAIRO, ILL.
Cape Girardeau, Mo.-"Jef" Thompson's note to Grant-
The Fourth Estate-Contraband letters-Christmas and
New Year's in the field-McClernand's expedition-Support
from General Grant-A river skirmish.
Board duty again-St. Louis-Social and military life-
"Secesh" sentiments-Grateful patients-Back to Grant-
IX.-FORT HENRY-FORT DONELSON .
Devastation of war-On Grant's staff before Donelson-
Grant's unerring prophecy-Hospital organization-Field
surgery-A question of precedence-A sortie by the enemy
-Staff equipment-The beau ideal of an army leader-Song
of the shell.
X.-INCIDENTS OF THE SIEGE OF FORT DONELSON 124
Medical problems-Removal of the wounded-Overcrowd-
ing-Methodist valor-Forty-five shots-Warrior surgeons
-French Frank to the rear-"Fort Donelson will surrender
to-morrow"-A historic interruption-"No terms to damned
rebels"-Grant under suspicion-My report to McPherson
-Grant and the relics-The future president and a war
doctor dream of diplomacy-The lamentable catastrophe of
Gen. Rawlins' horse-Arrival of Nelson's troops-Incidents
on field and water-A "Secesh" pony-A question of per-
sonal courage-Troubles for Grant-The sword from his
Belmont Colonels-A remarkable Occurrence- -"Doctor,
wherever I go, I want you to come."
XI.-UP THE TENNESSEE .
In search of food-My friend the spy-Board duty-Medi-
cal director of the Army of the Tennessee-My rebel pris-
oner-Death of General Smith-A notable American officer
-Sheridan and the mint juleps.
XII.-AFTER SHILOH WITH HALLECK
Bunking with "Captain" Sheridan-Broken bones-"Punch"
in the field-Headquarters advance to Corinth-Ordered to
Washington-Grant's offer to take me on his military staff
-A Philadelphia welcome.
XIII.-SURGICAL HISTORY OF THE REBELLION
Board duties-Beginning of the surgical history of the
Rebellion-Examining boards-Appearance of Washington
-Hammond-Fortress Monroe-Jamestown and inspection
duty-McClellan and Grant.