Caleb Dorsey Baer
By: F. Terry Hambrecht and Terry Reimer
Frederick Maryland’s Confederate Surgeon
One of the highlights of this book is Dr. Baer’s diary, plus three associated letters, which show the human side to the Civil War, including the toll the war took on families. Caleb Baer was born in Maryland and served in Missouri, both border states with divided loyalties. He served as a Confederate Surgeon even though he came from a pro-Union family; Baer’s in-laws were pro-Confederate resulting in division to his whole family. The book also tells of his struggle to provide care to the soldiers in need while suffering from the same ailments and illnesses.
Softcover, 238 pages