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John H. Brinton

Born: May 21, 1832 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died: March 18, 1907 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Dr. Brinton wrote about the Civil War, an Illinois subject of interest.

Biography: 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.


Primary Literary Genre(s): History

John H. Brinton on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  Personal memoirs of John H. Brinton :
ISBN: 058513605X OCLC: 43476872

Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale : 1996.