Sunday, October 21, 2012

Colonel Lee Gravely Ill

Tuesday, October 21, 1862

Colonel William Lee became ill from exposure to rain during the recent reconnaissance in Charlestown. After returning to Bolivar Heights, his illness took a turn for the worse, and he required drier, warmer lodging in town for proper medical care.1

1George A. Bruce, The Twentieth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry 1861 - 1865 (Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Riverside Press, 1906), 178-79.

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