Title: from Hookers command
Creator: Walt Whitman
Editorial note: The earliest date written in this notebook is 10 May 1863, and the latest is 23 June 1863. The rest of the contents were probably written either between or around those dates. The writing on the first page is upside-down relative to the rest of the notebook. The seventeenth leaf has been pasted to the end of the notebook. In the process, the writing on the verso, which is turned 90 degrees counter-clockwise relative to the rest of the notebook, has been partially obscured.
Source: Papers of Walt Whitman (MSS 3829), Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature, Albert H. Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia. Transcribed from digital images of the original item.
Whitman Archive ID: uva.00053
Contributors to digital file: Brett Barney, Eric Conrad, and Nicole Gray
from Hookers command
Ward E. bed 47
Co K. 157th N.Y. Vols
wound in left hip
this is the bed of death
he is failing fast—the muffled groan, the laboring panting chest & throat, the convulsion ? without intermission, the attitude of the hands, the restlessness—the contraction & dilation of the nostrils—fortunately he is out of his head, poor fellow
Lieut Wm Hubbard
co B. 27th Indiana reg't
Bed 34—ward H.
father Wm Hubbard,
Cloverdale, Putnam co. Ind.
wrote Wm. Letter to his father above.
wound bad in foot, instep, rec'd at Chancellorsville, Va. Sunday forenoon—bones out, pretty badly mashed, will get over it, but foot useless probably.June 23—
co E. 7th Ohio Vol.
Ward K. bed 44
wants a little jelly, & an orange
wound[illegible]ed ^last Sunday at Chancellorsville in leg—I saw the bullet & a piece of the bone—stout hearty Ohio boy.—parents live in Huron, Erie co. Ohio—mothers address Mrs W. R. Benton, as above—
bed 8 Ward K—
ward co H. 28th Penn Vol.
wants a [illegible]German prayer book
wounded in left shoulder pretty bad—reads German & English—born in Penn.
bring bed No 4 Ward H. a pipe
Hiram F. Willis
ward I, bed 21
co I. bed 84th Penn.
wounded at [illegible]Chancellorsville Sunday.—wounded in hands &c. & in thigh
father Hiram Willis
Eldred, Wayne co Penn
ward. D. Dont forget Austin Lawton ward D. ^(also Chas Moody, bed 44) ward D. n[illegible]orth side near the door right arm badly wounded—left hand slightly wounded—Ohio boy—(born in England) has a friend in one of the Departments.
bed 34 ward H.
co B. 141st Penn.
wounded in left leg below knew, fractured.
wounded at Chanc. Sunday.
Martin H. Codding
Pike township Bedford co. Penn
Sunday May 10th—'63
Sunday May 10th
spendt a good part of the day the day in Armory Sq. Hospital in wards E. F. G. H. I & K.
many badly wounded men from Chancellorville &c all forms of wounds, some a large proportion in head—
—some cases of men badly burnt by explosion of caissons &c
—wrote a number of letters for Ohio & Indiana m[illegible]en
bed 41 Ward G.
—bring some pickles
badly wounded in arm has suffered much
Monday night May 11 '63
spent four hours this evening in Armory—
recollect the poor young fellow in Ward E. with one left leg amputated well up to thigh below the knee & a wound in arm—^co D 77th New York—^wounded Sunday May 4th at Chancellorsville tells me he wants his mother to come & and see him, but has not money enough to send her for that purpose
Erskine Branch [after a long seige, sometimes at death's door, much pain, one two or three partial recoveries, & then relapsing, he got quite well, got up & went out at last a well-drest handsome fellow
Bed 41 Ward G. Armory
co F. 27th Indiana
wounded seriously in shoulder—ahe lay naked to the waist on acc't of the heat—I never saw a more superb development of chest, & limbs, neck, &c. a perfect model of manly strength—seemed awful to take such God's masterpiece &
nearest friend Mr. J.C. Williams
Lafayette Tippecanoe co. Indiana
Mrs. Edwin Burt.
Ridgefield Fairfield co. Conn.
ward K bed 19
co. K. 37th N.Y.
^Mrs. Eveline Ballou Sullivan
Ashland co. Ohio
wounded in the left leg, below knee, flesh wound, at Chancellorsville Sunday 4th——feeling pretty comfortable, has good care
bed 13. ward F.
Co B. 147th Penn
ward I, bed 31
brother W.H. Moore,
co B. 126th Penn.
flesh wound in thigh will get along well
Erskine B. Branch
[Kinery?] 6th Army corps
co D. 77th New York.
19th 19 yrs. old 10th May '63
wounded at 2d Fredericksburg Sunday 4th May.
lost your his left leg below the knee (amputated there)—doing pretty well
also slight wound on upper left arm
doing pretty well,May 15th, 1863
wants mother to come down here if possible
Mrs. Sarah Hudson
Rock City Falls, Saratoga co New York
Member of co K 51st New York
Hospital—lost his left arm—a Brooklyn boy
Amos H. Vliet