Delavan Bates, letter
November 6, 1862
"When I last wrote to you I told you I was stricken with the fever and should have to go to the hospital a short time. The regimental hospital had no medicine and so I was sent to Hagerstown to the general hospital. Here I found things just the same. I received one pill in two days. I telegraphed for you but guess you did not receive it and am now glad you did not for I and Lt. Van Horne have succeeded in obtaining a place at a private house in the village where we have the best of nursing and good medical treatment. You need not feel worried about me for I shall fare just as well as though I was at home. You need not send me any money until I get well enough to need it when I will write."
Name: Delavan Bates
Unit: 121st Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry (Slocum’s Division, Franklin’s Corps), Co. I
- Hospitals/Medical Care
Event Location: Hagerstown, Washington Co., MD
Document Origin: Hagerstown, Washington Co., MD
Delavan Bates to Alpheus Bates. November 6, 1862. Transcribed by William S. Saint. Obtained from http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/topic/military/CW/bates/genbate1.html. Accessed on May 4, 2010.