Long, miserable day. Hear that Sedgwick is killed. I would rather that any other officer in the army was gone than he. His body has come. Abbott's body is here too. Afternoon, five of us hired a wagon to take us to Belle Plain. Macy wanted to go more than I did, so I gave up my chance. Very hot. Awful amount of suffering here. Very little attendance. No supplies. Here's a chance for the Sanitary.
SOURCE: Francis Winthrop Palfrey, Memoir of William Francis Bartlett, p. 100