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James H. Clark, memoir

in reference to September 1862

“…we made a hard march of twenty miles. Some were sun-struck, and some died on the road. I saw one poor fellow lying by the side of the road in a frightful fit; and the surgeon said that he could not recover.
Hundreds and thousands tired out and were left behind; and hundreds more were crawling along with blistered and bleeding feet. Scarcely any rations were to be had, and all suffered from hunger.”


Name: James H. Clark

Unit: 115th Regiment New York Volunteers, Co. H

Document Information

Type: Memoir


  • Soldier Life/Camp Life

Event Location: Frederick Co., MD

Document Origin: N/A


Clark, James H. The Iron Hearted Regiment: Being an Account of the Battles, Marches and Gallant Deeds Performed by the 115th Regiment N. Y. Vols. Albany, NY: J. Munsell, 1865, 29.