ught added discomfort.
In October they were transferred to Salisbury, where, without shelter, without cooked food, with hardly water enough to drink, and none for bathing, with only vermininfested rags for covering, they spent a horrible winter.
Here Gleason and Rogers died, and the rest looking with hollow eyes into one another's faces, gave parting messages for dear ones at home, fearing that a few days more would bring mental or physical death.
Deliverance came soon enough to allow Benjamin Ellis and Augustus Tufts to come home to die. One by one these prisoners have dropped out of life since the war, and now Capt. Hutchins, J. Henry Eames and Milton F. Roberts are the only ones who can tell that dreadful tale of living death.
On August 21, the Confederates tried for the last time to recover Weldon Railroad.
At Hatcher's Run, October 29, Sergt. Edwin B. Hatch of the Light Guard was killed.
During December, 1864, five men were transferred from Co. C, to other posts of duty.
gs in Medford, and the book containing his history, in his own handwriting, is still preserved in our archives.
Among those who fought for the Union from the First Methodist Episcopal Church in Medford were: William H. S. Barker; Edward Gustine (killed at the battle of Malvern Hill); Daniel S. Cheney (killed at the battle before Richmond); George F. Kittredge; William B. Parker; Charles O. Alley; Henry G. Currell (died a prisoner at Andersonville); Edward F. Crockett; Henry Hathaway; Benjamin Ellis (who starved in a Southern prison, was exchanged among other prisoners, and reached Medford only to die); Antipas Newton, Jr.; Austin F. Clark; Charles Ellis; George A. Newcomb; Rodney Hathaway and Nelson Hathaway.
Mr. Ames was followed by Revs. Henry M. Loud, David Sherman, D. D., and Daniel Wait.
During Mr. Wait's ministry a revival occurred which spread through the town, embracing all the evangelical churches.
During this pastorate, also, the church lost by death three of its mos