AUGUSTUS CHOATE HAMLIN (1829-1905), American (painter, author, illustrator)
Augustus Choate Hamlin (1829-1905) was born in Columbia, Maine on August 28, 1829. He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1851 and from Harvard Medical School in 1857. After studying in Europe for two years, he returned to Bangor to practice medicine. In April, 1861, he entered the Civil War as assistant surgeon of the Second Maine Brigade, was promoted in 1862 to brigade surgeon, and in 1863 became a medical inspector. He served in the army during the entire war. He was entrusted with important commands in the Army of the Potomac, as Medical Director, and in the Army of Western Virginia. He was afterward promoted to one o
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