“Dr. Smith’s story is combined with the historical background of the times including the underlying causes of the Civil War, the state of medicine during the Civil War era, and life generally during the period. The book stands as a unique and fascinating individual narrative as well as a larger case study of an Army doctor during the wartime period. The work is meticulously researched and is written in an engaging manner, with the family history and the larger historical background extremely well integrated.”

Scott Wright, PhD, Professor of History (Retired), St. Thomas University, St. Paul MN