Lee moved from Spottsylvania Court House towards Hanover Junction, he left the worst wounded men of the Third Corps d'armie in permanent hospitals near the field of battle on the farm of Mr. Stuart. Dr. Kemper was left in charge of all; and Dr. Bushrod Taylor, Surgeon Forty-eighth Virginia, was left in charge of Second Corps Hospital.
The army having moved sooner than it was hoped, we were left without supplies, in a wasted, impoverished, but kind community; exposedto the enemy; and, of course,ich the enemy retreating, beaten by Early, had fired for eluding his pressing column.
For about twenty days we lost an average of five per day; and as the wounded died, and the hospital became better organized under the judicious management of Dr. Taylor, the nurses were reduced in number and dismissed to rejoin their commands.
We had many reports of the enemy's approach; but for some time they did not appear.
In my ministrations I endeavored daily to visit every man, irrespective of his army