3310Re: [TalkAntietam] Glory - OT
- Feb 14 4:48 PMOn Wednesday, February 14, 2007, at 07:39 PM, G E Mayers wrote:
> Stephen;Sure. Let me find it. While you wait for that, here is a letter from
> If you can, can you post that letter for the rest of us to read?
someone in the 125th PA that was recently given to me:
Sept. The 19th 1862
I have the opportunity to rite once more. We have been traveling for
too weeks. We have had hard times since we left Virginia. We traveled
hard and was scarce of food. We were in a very hard battle last
Wednesday. The 17th our regiment was cut up pretty bad. The report is
that there was 128 wounded and 18 killed and some that is missing yet
of our regiment. I was wounded, for one I was struck in the top of the
head, it knocked me down but I got up and finished loading my gun, then
I fell back behind the battery, then I went back to a house and washed
my head, got it dressed up a little. Then in the evening after the
battle was over I went back to the company to see how they were but I
did not see them all since John Teets was bad wounded. John Mock is
wounded very bad. Adam Warfield was hit several times but did not
injure him. William Rhodes was not in the battle as he was sick. Today
I was laying in a barn. These too nights back I had a good place to
rest at night. Though the day I walk out on the battlefield I tell you
it looks hard to see the fields and woods lying full of men, some dead
and some living shot in the head, some in the arm, some in the back
legs. A great many of both kinds, that is rebels and our men.
Our men our gathering in the dead and wounded, there are some that
layed out for too days and not able to turn themselves and horses and
I must bring my letter to a close. I want to go along my head is not
bad. The bullet went through my hat and cut my head on top. I bled a
good deal but it does not bother me much.
No more for this time but I remain your brother.
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