back to oec'p weer, I was attaoeed by a flux ee ice lasted ee till
about tee: 26th o: April .ane teer I began; to 1-eve fever every day
and soon saw Vat I had severe case of yeleow jaundice. I was
pretty sick with it end I certe-oed so till the 4th of Stay when
we hed orders to :*_arch' to oer eetrenoterents around Corinth we ice
were tolerable ext. sive. I wee of able to iSsrob and therefore
rode in a wagon but we had ro fit bet a rain and I sot back to
camp near midright worn out wit' fetigee eed salvated b3 physic
I had taken.
I reeaieed at camp till the 7th weee I cam* out to the
house of a er. eridees where I now ae t eta., and diet till I
can mend soee.
I found eapt. /ray Campbell of our regieeet sick. 1 el so
found a conseeptive ,T.,an of Caepbells Company te.e nFV,:c of eeean
here. Ye is a ear, of sineulsr oonformation. Ye has the sear*
peouller to the breast to Vets* liable to ooesueption and all
his liebs seseed eineed to him on a plan differert to the
ordinary ones. I tried sleeping wite him that first eiget but
his syreptoms were so dieterbing that 1 could not sleep and I sot
up and slept before the firs till tear day.
(end of paee)
He is said to be a ean of ordinary etre; mind ve en in his best
state of health and he is not demented now nor so feeble in eind
as so eany sick, es Pe car. walk and ride abo het yet his mind
is like that of a child V.mt wishes to etiees to leer on oteers
and soeetiees to lead others and particilarly itself. He has a
watch that he dotes on greatly ere stows it :rover:Ey to persons
who 0070 to te is place and yet it le only a eood silver watch
and r.o has eorey, lard aee *levee and he is thirty years old.
But t: watoh motes to be tee toy of his eled. The hemae i.5 .d
has to be braced aee cerefur.y watched if it doer not at some
tiers, or uedee S011O oircuestaeoes exhibit west: 1. t.ki weak even
for the imperfect t- lee it eirports to be.
Mahan is eere now irtendine to visit tee Gibson Walls and
thence eo home to see relatives. I do not wise e.le any harm but
hope he will se -need to his liking as his disease natera3 eaee
a well man feel gloomy to see it and I oar: ieprove faster when
no one le sick b-;t myself.
This le.)rninie Is to 8th, of gay and I. read SOTO it; the t,ew
Testareeet and had e oenversation with apt. eeepbell about the
various petrified shells of oysters, etc. teat are found upon
early bald or sterile knobs of this vicinity and under the serface
of te eart' in digging wa:!7s are eta on the rallroede but we
rot: se, exactly bew they Ca:' were they are but of ceurse
we eao'r has some otiors about it. I treat many soldiers cove
here deriree tee dee to buy food teet te-eyIIk better teet- their