June 11, 1863

13Thursday.  We then returned to our old company ground, & got breakfast, Co. “E” came in with the reserve, but Co.’s “A” & “B” were left behind.  “A” is still (1 o’clock) absent.  Co. “B” has got in this forenoon, & report that they went into the enemy’s works during the rain, where they lost two men killed, who were left there, & two wounded that were brought in.  Lt. Anson is thought to be a prisoner, as he was not known to recross the intrenchments.  There is much anxiety about Co. “A”, but they are supposed to be in the timber, where they will have to stay till dark.  Lt. J. had a ball pass through the sleeve of his blouse.  My prayers for the preservation of my Co. have been richly answered.  May we all be grateful to our heavenly Father.  The 8th Vt. Regt. is said to have suffered severely, & the 90th N.Y. also lost a few men.  Lt. Brown of Co. “A” came in this afternoon, & reported that the Co. is lying in the timber, near the enemy’s breastworks, & that Capt. Crosby is severely wounded by a musket ball in the abdomen.  He is suffering greatly, & thinks the wound is fatal.  None of the Company injured.  Lt. Col. Putnam, Maj. Brackett & Dr. Huckins[!] start to bring Capt. C. in as soon as it is dark.  Lt. Brown was two or three hours in getting out of the timber, & was fired on by the enemy several times.  The night will be pretty dark & thus favor the removal of the Capt. & the withdrawal of his men.  May God grant that he may recover & be permitted to return to his home.  He is very highly esteemed as an officer, & a man, & his condition excites great sympathy throughout the Reg’t.  May we all be impressed with the thought of our own frailty, & become reconciled to Him who holds our lives in his hands.  Slept under a shelter tent for the first time for about a month.  It rained a little during the night.  Capt. Crosby was brought in after midnight, & carried out to the Hospital.  He is alive this morning (Friday, [June] 12th) but I learn there are no hopes for his recovery.  May God grant him his pardoning grace, and give him bright hopes of eternal life for the dear Redeemer’s sake.

Diary of Isaac Winslow Case [Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection]


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