Diary Entries May 3, 1864
Tues. May 3, 1864
Broke camp tonight about 11 o.c. Marched all night and most all day. Crossed the Rapidan at Gemanu Ford. Went about 4 miles and camped.
Thu. May 5, 1864
Started this morning at sunrise. Marched 2 miles. Laid down in line of battle. It is 12 o.c. Our skirmishers are firing pretty sharp. We was taken out about 1 mile to some breastworks. We had some hot work. Was taken back a peace and lay till about 4 O. c. We was then taken about 2 miles to the left to support the 6 corps. Went in in two lines of battle and took the Johnnies on the right drove them.
Fri. May 6, 1864
15 men from each company was post on picket last night. I was one of them. I was kept on reserve till day light then put on skirmish. I worked at that till about 10 o.c. when I got hit and got back to the rear.
Sat. May 7, 1964
Laid in the hospital all day today. Was put into the ambulance tonight. Rode all night.
Sun. May 8, 1864
Rode all day today and all night,
Mon. May 9,1864
Got to Fredericksburg about noon. I got out of the ambulance. Went into a gard. Laid about one hour then walked about half a mile
Tues. May 10, 1864
Here we lay in an old tobacco factory 5 stories high 120 feet long by sixty wide with 12 windows on a side and not one in it. This is a hard place, no bandages, not half blankets enough and nothing but beef tea to eat.
Wed. May 11, 1864
Am still laying here at Fredericksburg. There was 3300 rebs passed through here today guarded by darkeys. There was some 20 women nurses sent by Mrs. Dix.