TO DEATH DURING BATTLE—A soldier who was in all the battles before Richmond
remarks that “it is astonishing how indifferent to danger a man becomes in
action after being in a short time.
While supporting a battery some of our men lay down on the ground and
slept soundly regardless of the shells that were bursting around them. If I had not seen this I certainly never
would have believed it.”
[Transcribed by Sharon Strout]