19 July 1864: “Very rough no drug suffered enormous”

Item description:  Diary entry dated 19 July 1864 of William Beavans, Company D, 43rd North Carolina, mortally wounded in a skirmish at Snicker’s Gap in the Shenandoah Valley on July 18, 1864. The diary breaks off in the middle of the entry for the 18th with the summons to battle – then resumes, in a scrawl, the following day. This is the final entry. Beavans died in Winchester on 31 July 1864, at the age of twenty-four.19July1864Item Citation:  Diary entry dated 19 July 1864, in the William Beavans Diary and Letters #3244-z, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Item transcription:

19
I went to Winchester as soon as my leg was amputated
Jack & George went with me
Very rough no drug suffered enormous
ladies very kind

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