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Hunter Holmes McQuire: Stonewall Jacksons Doctor John W. Schildt

Hunter Holmes McQuire: Stonewall Jacksons Doctor

John W. Schildt

Published July 1st 2001
ISBN : 9781572492585
Paperback
153 pages
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As Jackson lay dying, McGuire remarked on his demeanor, lending further support to his nickname of Stonewall. His complete control, over his mind, enfeebled as it was by loss of blood was wonderful. His suffering at this time was intense- hisMoreAs Jackson lay dying, McGuire remarked on his demeanor, lending further support to his nickname of Stonewall. His complete control, over his mind, enfeebled as it was by loss of blood was wonderful. His suffering at this time was intense- his hands were cold, his skin clammy, his face pale, and his lips compressed and bloodless- not a groan escaped him -- not a sign of suffering, except the slight corrugation of his brow, the fixed, rigid face, and the thin lips so tightly compressed that the impression of the teeth could be seen through them. Dr. Hunter Holmes McGuire is best known as Stonewall Jacksons doctor. As the medical director for the Second Corps of the immortal Army of Northern Virginia, he became forever linked to these men. McGuire shared the mess and tent of Jackson through all his trials and triumphs until the end. Beyond his wartime experience, McGuire proved himself as a competent physician and surgeon as well as a brilliant administrator contributing to the founding of the American Red Cross. He was also a gifted teacher and orator who served as an advocate of a national department of health, and became president of the American Medical Association, and founder of a hospital.