Milton T. Carey Papers,1862-1865

Descriptive Summary

Title
Milton T. Carey Papers,1862-1865
Creator
Carey, Milton T
Extent
91 items
Subjects
Kentucky-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Sources.
Perryville (Ky.), Battle of, 1862-- Sources.
United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Medical care-- Sources.
United States.-- Army.-- Ohio Infantry Regiment, 48th (1861-1865)
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Repository
The Filson Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Union army surgeon. Carey served as a surgeon in the 48th Regiment of Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. The letters cover his service on commissary and hospital boats on the Mississippi River, and at Paducah, Ky.; his capture at the Battle of Shiloh; and later service under William T. Sherman. The writer comments on war experiences, topography, and public opinion concerning the war