|Name: Charles O. Hunt
Cause of death: heart disease
Death date: Jul 24, 1909
Place of death: Scarboro Beach, ME
Birth date: 1839
Type of practice: Allopath
States and years of licenses:ME
Hospital affiliations: Maine General Hospital, Portland
Medical school(s): University of Pennsylvania School of
Medicine, Philadelphia, 1868, (G)
Professorship: Bowdoin Medical School, Brunswick-Portland:
Medical School of Maine, materia medica, therapeutics
Journal of the American Medical Association Citation: 53:475
Alumni: A.B.; Medical School 1867; M.D. Univ. of Pa. 1868;
A.M. Bowdoin 1887. Born 1839 Gorham. Sargent 5th Maine
By. 1861, Lt. 1863. Supt. Maine Gen. Hospital 1874-1902.
Physician in Gorham 1868-69., Portland 1869-1902. Lecturer in
Materia Medica 1881-82; Prof. 1882-1909. Pres. Maine Medical
Assn. 1899. Diec 1909 in Scarborough. Phi Beta Kappa.
Hunt was born April 6 1839 in Gorham, Maine. He graduated Phi Beta
Kappa from Bowdoin College in 1861, where he was a member of the
Peucinian Society and Alpha Delta Phi.
He joined the Union Army upon his
graduation in 1861, serving as a sergeant in the 5th Maine Battery.
Hunt was made lieutenant in 1863. After the war, he graduated from
the Bowdoin Medical School (1867) and received his M.D. from the
University of Pennsylvania in 1868.
superintendent of the Maine General Hospital from 1874 to 1902. He
was a physician in Gorham from 1868 to 1869, and then in Portland
from 1869 until his death in 1909. Hunt received a masters degree
from Bowdoin in 1887. He was president of the Maine Medical
Association in 1899. Hunt died July 24, 1909, in Scarborough, Maine.
Scope and Content:
Comprised of holograph transcriptions of correspondence and memoirs
of Charles O. Hunt documenting his service in the Civil War,
including the second battle of Manassas, the Wilderness Campaign,
and Gettysburg, as well his internment as a prisoner of war at
Hilton Head, South Carolina and Danville, Virginia.
Hunt mentions numerous acquaintances throughout the two volumes,
including those made during his Bowdoin College years (such as
Samuel Fessenden). Correspondents include his mother, his brother,
Henry Hastings Hunt, and other Maine acquaintances; and also General
Johnson Hagood with whom Hunt carried on a post-bellum
correspondence concerning his internment under Hagood's command.
Also includes photographs, currency notes, signed orders and other
documents, and brochures concerning a memorial at Gettysburg
Please see Henry Hastings Hunt Material (M195) for related
Cite as: Charles O. Hunt letters and personal recollections, George
J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin
Access Restrictions: None.