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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

April 16, 1863. Still Waiting

"April 16. It has been ascertained that the 14th numbers more men, fit for duty, than any other regiment in the brigade. Reports are current that we are to go to Warrenton, forty miles from here, when we move. All the sick, to the number of fifty, have this day been removed to Alexandria, which clearly shows that a moved is expected. A little rainy to day." ~ J. C. Williams, Corporal, Co. B, 14th Regiment, Life in Camp, 110 (1864).

"Corporal John Pope, who has had the typhoid fever for more than a week, died this A.M. about 10.30. He was a good soldier & good officer, & was universally liked.

"This is the 3rd death in our Co. since leaving home. It is so long since we have had a death (Camp Vt) that we were in hopes that all might return...." 
Diary of Horace Barlow, 106, Pvt., Co. C, 12th Regiment

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