Detail from 1867 F.W. Beers Map

Lives of Soldiers:
William G. Thiselton & John Gedney

Sept. 16...we had then marched 25 miles and had not eaten any food since 2 am...Oct. 10... considerable sickness in camp chiefly diarrhea, salt and vinegar was the popular prescription... Nov. 24... the weather very cold some of the pickets were frozen to death in the rifle pits at Mine Run.

The above excerpts are taken from the journal of Town of Eastchester volunteer William G. Thiselton (view pages 39, 40, 41), Sergeant, 6th New York Heavy Artillery, Company J. Thiselton provides exceptionally detailed accounts of camp life, battles and marches during the four years of his enlistment.

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