He is badly wounded in the thigh which has a bone broken by a musket ball and the doctor estimates he will stay in the hospital ward five months. The writer speaks of a lady coming to the hospital with necesities for the wounded and her treatment of a wounded Rebel there being as well as to any Union Soldier.Leavitt relays that in order to leave the battlefield he dragged himself backwards, one mile and a halfin the night through the enemy lines. He writes of conditions in Alexandria.
He details his discussion with a regiment of Colored Troops from Ohio he tells of their actions and attitude and states, I told them they were as good soldier(s) as though their skin was white. I pack up the winni ng orders quickly as I can, we have a packing room all set up for me. Some days are good, some days are not so good.
There are times I cannot manage to pack up the winning orders, so there may be a day or two delay. All the Middle East with the. Sorry this has to be inforced, we no longer can handle the losses. NOTE: If there is advertising below and a web link, this is.NOT US , and we do not endorse any item that is being offered in those links. We offer only genuine items , no worthless copies or reprints or reproductions. The item "CIVIL WAR LETTER ALEXANDRIA VA MAY 30 1864 WOUNDED SOLDIER 5TH MAINE VOLS DIED" is in sale since Wednesday, November 30, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Correspondence, Mail".
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