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Story of Oliver Wendel Holmes, The

Story of Oliver Wendel Holmes, The

Broadcast: March 27, 1947
Added: Mar 24 2015

Somewhere on the muddy road to Chancellorsville, a company of Union soldiers was moving up through the early morning mist into position opposite the Confederate forces. At the head of this ragged, mud-soaked column, a tall, erect young man whose military bearing set an example to the tiring troops behind him, marched along as though he were leading a parade through Boston Common. The date was May 1863, and the young man was Captain Oliver Wendel Holmes....