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Millet, Francis Davis

Robert L. Gale

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI:

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Millet, Francis Davis (03 November 1846–15 April 1912), artist and writer, was born in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, the son of Asa Millet, a physician, and Huldah A. Byram. He served as a drummer boy in the Union army in 1864. During this time he also acted as an assistant surgeon in the Army of the Potomac, helping on one occasion to amputate a wounded soldier’s arm. Millet graduated from Harvard in 1869 and was granted a master’s degree in modern languages and literature three years later. Meanwhile, he worked on the ...

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