Entry by Samuel Elliot, September 15, 1864

    Source citation
    Samuel P. Bates, The History of Pennsyvlania Volunteers, 1861-65 (Harrisburg, PA: B. Singerly, 1869), 1: 732.
    Author (from)
    Elliot, Samuel
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    Transcription adapted from The History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65 (1869), by Samuel P. Bates
    Adapted by Brenna McKelvey, Dickinson College
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    The following transcript has been adapted from The History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65 (1869).
    Thursday 15.- Have had nothing to eat for two days; am so weak I can scarcely walk, and hungry enough to eat anything.  Some talk of another prison at this place.  Taken into a large woods where we remained until three o’clock, when we were again placed on cars and taken about two miles from the town, where we went into a large field to encamp.  On our way here each man of our “bunk” took a rail from the fence, which helped considerably in building our shelter, besides furnishing us with fire wood.  The camp is strongly guarded by boys from ten to fourteen years of age, old men and blood hounds.  No rations; tired and almost starved.
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