Here, in a pair of photographs from Vol. 95, page 4876 of the Massachusetts Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS-Mass) photograph collection, is James Oliver, June 1862 graduate of the Harvard Medical School and newly appointed Assistant Surgeon of the 31st Massachusetts Infantry (left, 1862) and Surgeon of the 61st Massachusetts (right, 1864-65).

He treated wounded soldiers in a barn near the Burnside Bridge during the battle of Antietam on 17 September 1862, and for some three months after the battle at the Locust Spring Farm hospital near Keedysville, MD.

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