GUTHRIE’S COMMENTARIES ON THE SURGERY OF THE WAR (NAPOELONIC & CRIMEAN) –DATED 1862 – IDENTIFIED TO SURGEON IN 2ND MARYLAND INFANTRY, USA

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Full title is “Commentaries on the Surgery on the War in Portugal, Spain, France, and the Netherlands, from the Battle of Rolica, in 1808, to that of Waterloo, in 1815; with Additions relating to those in the Crimea in 1854-1855. Showing the improvements made during and since that period in the great art and science of surgery on all the subjects to which they relate.  Revised to October, 1855. By G.J. Gutherie, F.R.S.  Sixth edition.”

Published by J. B. Lippincott & Co. in 1862. Clothbound, 5” x 7 ½”, 614 pages (plus additional pages of Lippincott advertising). Cover shows light wear to edges and corners; sun fade. Strong binding. Pages remain clean.

Ink inscription inside, “J. H. McCullough Asst Surg  2nd Md Vols”.  James H. McCollough enlisted on December 5, 1862 as Assistant Surgeon. He was promoted to Surgeon on April 8, 1865. Mustered out July 7, 1865 at Alexandria, VA.

The 2nd Maryland Infantry (USA) During its service the regiment was in the battles of the second Bull Run, Chantilly, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Blue Springs, Campbell Station, siege of Knoxville, Spotsylvania, Totopotomy, Cold Harbor, around Petersburg, being one of the regiments to engage in the assault on the Confederate works at the time Burnside's mine was sprung, and was at the surrender of Gen. Lee's army at Appomattox. The total losses amounted to 226 men, 89 of whom were killed in battle and the others died in the hospitals.   [jet]

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