John H. Brinton
Pen Name: None
Born: May 21, 1832 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died: March 18, 1907 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dr. Brinton wrote about the Civil War, an Illinois subject of interest.
Biographical and Professional Information
Brinton graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1850, and from the Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in 1852. In 1853, he became a general practictioner in Philadelphia. He served as a brigadier surgeon in the American Civil War and later served as the medical director for General Ulysses S. Grant.
His memoirs reveal a remarkable Civil War surgeon, a witness to conditions in Cairo, the Battle of Belmont, and the Siege of Fort Donelson who encountered almost every Union military leader of note.
Personal Memoirs of John H. Brinton: Major and Surgeon, 1861-1865, SIU Press, 1996
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