Private Dennis Sullivan, Company E, Second Virginia Cavalry

Reed Brockway Bontecou American

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Not all of Dr. Bontecou’s patients were Union soldiers, nor did they all survive their wounds or his best surgical treatments to relieve them from pain. Twenty-one-year-old Confederate Private Sullivan died at Harewood Hospital on April 27, 1865. Bontecou tells his story in the patient history mounted on the reverse of this enlarged print used by the doctor for teaching his assistants.

Private Dennis Sullivan, Company E, Second Virginia Cavalry, Reed Brockway Bontecou (American, 1824–1907), Albumen silver print from glass negative

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