Saturday, June 22, 2013

Different Results

Yesterday forenoon we were called upon by H. B. Doolittle; who was shot in the leg, arm and abdomen, yet has recovered, and is now able to return to duty.  In the afternoon we attended the funeral of J. S. Christian, who was simply wounded in the leg.  They were both young, strong, and temperate men.  One has outlived three wounds; the other died from the effects of a single one.  It may have been, and we presume it was, that the wound of the latter was most severe; still the former may have received such treatment as tended more to his recovery.

– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Friday Morning, May 2, 1862, p. 1

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