Title:From the annals of Lucious Lucullus Battle, M.D., 1849-1851
Creator/Contributor:Battle, Lucious Lucullus, 1828-1896, creator
Typed transcript (149 p.) of a doctor's narrative account of his overland journey from Memphis, Tennessee to the California
gold rush via the southern route of Fort Smith and Santa Fe and his return home a year and a half later by passenger ship
via Panama. Contains numerous details of his experiences including numerous stories of encounters and skirmishes with Native
American Indians, Mexicans, Chileans, gold miners, thieves, etc. Battle also comments on the various medical conditions he
encounters along the way and his role in treating them. Most of the narrative covers his travels to California with a small
portion at the end covering his return to Memphis.
Subject:n-us-ca -- n-us-tn
Battle, Lucious Lucullus -- 1828-1896 -- Diaries
Overland journeys to the Pacific -- Personal narratives
Physicians -- Tennessee
Gold miners -- California
Gold mines and mining -- California
California -- Gold discoveries
Title from title page.
From the annals of Lucious Lucullus Battle, M.D., 1849-1851, BANC MSS 2012/173, The Bancroft Library, University of California,
Gift; of Allen Malone ; 20081118.
Doctor Lucious Lucullus Battle (1828-1896) was born in Wake County, NC. He graduated from Memphis Medical College in Tennessee
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