ng in the forest, faint fires here and there revealing men wounded, armless, legless, or eyeless; some with heads bound up with cotton strips, some standing and walking nervously around, some sitting with bended forms, and some prone upon the earth — who can picture itt A few men, in despair, had resorted to drink for relief.
The sad sounds from those in pain were mingled with the oaths of the drunken and the more heartless.
I could not leave the place, for Colonel C. H. Howard and Captain Gilbreth, aids, and other officers were coming and going to carry out necessary measures to rectify our lines and to be ready for a counter attack of the Confederates, almost sure to be made at dawn.
So, for once, painfully hurt myself, I remained there from 8 P. M. to participate in that distress till about one o'clock the next morning.
That night will always be a sort of nightmare to me. I think no perdition here or hereafter can be worse.
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