Battle of Big Bethal, Va June 10th, 1861
Transcription : Megan Resnick
Published by: University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Center for Digital Initiatives on 2010-10-25
In the above sketch the dotted line indicates the line of march of our company from
their first position to their place of engagement. The 2
The main thing however that I care to represent by this sketch is the position of our company, their march, and their place of engagement.
Of the long and fatiguing march to Bethel and our return the same day, without food, saving two or three crackers. I can have but little to say. Nobody can tell any thing about what fatigue is unless they have endured something of the kind. I walked the last two miles pretty quick. It was the only way I could do. I must either go fast or sit down. I was pretty lame the next day. I could not go without limping. My hip that was hurt when I was thrown out of the wagon with Seym. Brown was pretty lame and stiff, but my feet were not very sore and blistered in but one place. The second day I was nearly as well as ever.
There was rather a limping set of us round here for a day or two. Some of the boys had very sore feet. Two or three had to have help about half of the way into camp. Others had to assist them and some carry extra guns.