“If you please,” although it had been turned two minutes before.
We arrived at Fall River
in the morning.
I was placed on my stretcher, carried to the train and taken to Brockton
, where I was loaded into an express wagon and driven to the hotel.
Here I was placed under the care of Dr. E. E. Dean
, and in the afternoon was driven to Sharon
, the home of my brother, where I remained three months, attended by Dr. Dean
and nursed by my dear mother and sister.
I was taken home to Groveland
, where I remained until December, reporting to the department at Washington
and my regiment, by surgeon's certificate, every twenty days. I enjoyed the convalescent period much.
, Captain Boyd
and Adjutant Hill
, with Mark Kimball
and several others, had been ordered to Long Island
on recruiting service, and I visited them often.
I also sat on the platform, with my crutches, at war meetings and was quite a hero.
I found quite a change since 1861; then men were very anxious to get to the front, now they were just as anxious to keep away.
We had all learned that war was no picnic.