to Nathan F. Blunt, Civil War Surgeon
From his family in Bingham, ME
Letters donated to the Society
and transcribed by Pam Mitchell
[Ed .by M. Gondek]
Nathan F. Blunt
(by Lois B. Dutton, from the Bingham Sesquicentennial History, 1962)
Practicing in Bingham with Dr. Zachariah Spaulding was a younger doctor, Nathan F. Blunt. The Blunt home was situated where the Samuel Smith house, now Paul Brochu's, stands, and the long hill this side was known as Blunt HIll. Dr. Blunt served on the school board for years and many of his pupils remember that look from his somewhat stern eye and a point of a finger was all that was necessary to make them get busy. Dr. Blunt left his practice to join the army and became an army surgeon. After his return home, his health was broken but he continued to practice with much skill in surgery. He brought home his little army horse and on each Fourth of July, the doctor and his spirited animal held a prominent place in the exercises. The Post organized by the ex-soldiers of the Civil War bore the name of Nathan F. Blunt in honor of this popular townsman and soldier. He died in 1871 and is buried in the village cemetery..
Note from Nathan's daughter, Carrie.
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