Oliver, James, M. D. Ancestry, Early Life and War Record of James Oliver, M. D., Practicing Physician Fifty Years. Athol, MA: The Athol Transcript Company, 1916. 1st.
Original printed wrapper, top right corner of wrapper and first two leaves creased, 6 x 9, 151 pp., the text is clean and unmarked. Good. Paperback. 
"JAMES OLIVER, MD, Practicing physician in Athol for 50 years and Civil War surgeon. At the 2nd Battle of Bull Run, he was left in charge of the sick and wounded and was taken prisoner but managed to escape. He rejoined his regiment at Alexandria and was in the battles of South Mountain and Antietam. He was promoted to surgeon of the 21st Massachusetts Regt., May 26, 1864 and passed through the battles of the Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Bethesda Church and Cold Harbor. Mustered out Aug. 30, 1864 and made assistant surgeon of the 61st Massachusetts the same year and promoted to brigade surgeon on June 3, 1865."
Oliver's memoir includes an account of his ancestors, his childhood, remembrance of the "Millerite Delusion," Harvard Medical School, his experience in the Army during the Civil War, medical advice for the home and farm, and his thoughts on tuberculosis.