E.A. Season in the Civil War

28th in a series.

At daybreak the 22nd (of September, 1862) we broke camp at Antietam. I had been ailing for a number of days. As I took my place in the company I became faint and fell unconscious. I was placed in an ambulance and sent to the rear, then placed in a box car with more sick and wounded and started on to Washington. On our way we were run in on a siding. There was also on this siding a new regiment going to the front.… I was taken to the Patent Office hospital where I was ill for some time with typhoid fever.

Wounded Civil War soldiers shown here in the U.S. Patent Office Hospital. Photo courtesy Library of Congress