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    III
  --  ON ST. SIMON'S ISLAND
  --  1862   Table of Contents     IV
  --  CAMP SAXTON--PROCLAMATION AND BARBECUE
  --  1863

Taylor, Susie King
Reminiscences of my life in camp

- III -- ON ST. SIMON'S ISLAND -- 1862
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CAPT. A. W. HEASLEY
CAPT. WALKER CAPT. W. W. SAMPSON
CAPT. CHARLES E. PARKER
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his death, Captain C. T. Trowbridge was promoted major, August, 1863, and filled Major Strong's place until December, 1864, when he was promoted lieutenant-colonel, which he remained until he was mustered out, February 6, 1866.

In February, 1863, several cases of varioloid broke out among the boys, which caused some anxiety in camp. Edward Davis, of Company E (the company I was with), had it very badly. He was put into a tent apart from the rest of the men, and only the doctor and camp steward, James Cummings, were allowed to see or attend him; but I went to see this man every day and nursed him. The last thing at night, I always went in to see that he was comfortable, but in spite of the good care and attention he received, he succumbed to the disease.

I was not in the least afraid of the small-pox. I had been vaccinated, and I drank sassafras tea constantly, which kept my blood purged and prevented me from contracting this dread scourge, and no one need fear getting it if they will only keep their blood in good condition with this sassafras tea, and take it before going where the patient is.


    III
  --  ON ST. SIMON'S ISLAND
  --  1862   Table of Contents     IV
  --  CAMP SAXTON--PROCLAMATION AND BARBECUE
  --  1863