Jeff Patrick Bio
Mr. Jeff Patrick began working for the National Park Service in 1992, and is currently the museum curator at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield in Republic, Missouri. He holds a Master of Aits Degree in Histoiy from Purdue University. He is the author or editor of a number of books and articles on American military history. His latest work, A Machine-Gunner in France: The Memoirs of Ward Schrantz, 35th Division, 1917-1919, was published in 2019 by the University of North Texas Press."
The title of Mr. Patrick's program is: "One by One the Boys Pass Away, the Hospital Diary of William Bluffton Miller." In 1862, William Bluffton Miller joined the Union war effort as a member of the 75th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. Early the following year, Miller served as a hospital steward in Gallatin, Tennessee, heating wounded and sick soldiers. In September 1863, Miller was seriously wounded at the Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia, and spent several months recovering in a hospital. Using excerpts from Miller's diary, Jeff Patrick will relate Miller's experiences as both a caregiver and patient.