February 27, 1863

2-27Friday.  Soon after the death of the man mentioned above, another in the same Co. was taken suddenly sick in his tent, & in a few minutes he too died.  During the night two others died in the hospital, making four in one night.  Truly, “in the midst of life we are in death.”  Had a drill this forenoon—target practice.  I was too busy writing to go out.  Our Co. were thought to have made as good shots as any in the Regt.  I have written & mailed letters today to Mrs. Mitchell, & to Lyman Tyler, of Bangor, an uncle of Mitchell, giving them an account of his sickness & death.  Have also written to the Med. Director of the Chesapeake Genl. Hospital, requesting him to inform me of the dates of  Gardner & Wiggins decease, what effects they left, and what disposition was made of them.  Wrote to sister Sarah today, & inclosed a short note to her husband.

Diary of Isaac Winslow Case [Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection]


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