rear where' I arr today the 13th of April 1862.
On the 27th, at night, we loaded the oars with our baegage
and we eoved to a weep near to Piettel and had a eice place and
two pretty Food eeerires whioh helped us much as I had taken an
acus at the ow:le near "dorinth and the stottach and bowels of eost
of us were disorgneired.
reealeed here until the 4th of April when lost of oer
baee94.e, wee sent to dorintt and we !-nroted nearly to _Purdy that
eveeiraF a: d stayed oat of doers not withetandirse a storm that
on e up about 1:00 oice.look mr.d it continued to rain till dny.
nested durdy for a time aed then had a forted .-.arch of
18 to 23 tviles around about way camping near the erevey and that
right after I cooked ratioee I sllept out of doors on a little
pile of brush I picked up wrare;.ed in my blanket.
The eebee bad a Front nweber of gun ports and transports
up the leteessee river and were theeselves enceoped in large
numbers over a great dead of the auroieding coentre though
they had been driver off their camps by a Weinrieh Saturday,
the 5th. The ;vizi t begir ning, and we were .erotiree through
thickets of black:sok and rough ti ber, throigh brooks, jumpieg
over ditoi es, earohlree the front and the flare: on the double
quick ti,e . After we 1: ad Fore alerse.t way, we approached the
sce e of diej t a, d a cat son ball passed aboet 40 yards bet- ir
led-ere I was and streak the next riete ground. About this Vete
'apt. Pirtle of dompaoy "A" received a round in the foot wF lot
eee.t we 39' to a Yankee osee wee re we
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saw several ghastly figures. One Yankee had his head shot off a
litt2e over half way down and otters of both sides were wounded
I spoke to one Yankee, a leatcheae named Mitch who was
wounded and he desired ee to move him to a shade whioh I tees atoet
wher. I was ordered forward 3r,7. had to leave him.
After some further time, ternitle about, we were introduced
to the eneey' s ati7 lery which made terrible havoc of horses,
tieber and every thin? it could reach. 'de were ordered to lay
down which we did for sore Voee when our Colonel odeied us back
to give room for 011' artillery wh!ch .!.)ovod. GeteraL Cteathato
seemed to have misunderstood for a retreat and ordered us back
aed we pkotpt:y wen t bac'e and I ordered ray wee to lay down but
oonoluded I would stand up as to 2,1 as the Gerera.7 he ordered
us to lee down and I thee did so.
Pretty soon the Geteera:s ordered a eheree across an open