Following the American Civil War Sesquicentennial with day by day writings of the time, currently 1863.

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Journal of Surgeon Alfred L. Castleman.

December 4, 2012

Journal of Surgeon Alfred L Castleman.

4th.—This afternoon I procured signatures of Surgeons to certificates, that in consequence of my long continued labors, I was breaking down. I immediately drew up my letter of resignation and started to present it in person, and to ask the approval of the Colonel. Before reaching his quarters I was met by a courier with an order to march at daylight tomorrow morning. I, of course, withheld the paper till the march, perhaps to battle, was over.

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