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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

September 18, 1863

Wounded Georgia Soldier Praised Northern Hospital

A Georgia soldier who had been wounded and captured in the Gettysburg campaign wrote home to his father that he was improving. but still could not walk. He also had praise for the hospital where was kept.

“…My wound has healed over, though owing to the danger of rupture I am forbidden to walk yet. I trust the part may become sound in a few months. My general health is good. Dr. Wroe and his family preserved my life. … This Hospital in its arrangements and management is unsurpassed. My spirits are good. …” Source: Anita B. Sams (ed.), With Unabated Trust: Major Henry McDaniel’s Love Letters from Confederate Battlefields as Treasured in Hester McDaniel’s Bonnet Box (The Historical Society of Walton County, Inc., 1977), p. 189.