- Full Citation: William B. Fletcher, "The Civil War Journal of William B. Fletcher," ed.
Loriman S. Brigham, Indiana Magazine of History 57, no. 1 (March 1961): 43-76.
- Home: Marion County (Indianapolis)
- Year: 1861
- Regiment: 6th Indiana Volunteer Infantry
- Abstract: Fletcher (1837-1907) volunteered for service hoping to be commissioned as a
surgeon, but instead served as fife major and spy, then was captured and in prison for 6 months, then served intermittently
as an uncommissioned surgeon the rest of the war. This article contains an image of Fletcher, as well as
maps and other illustrations from his journal, which covers April-June 1861. This article is useful for information about the early days of army formation in Indianapolis.
- Sample Text:
- "Marching down Meridian St. the F. Maj [himself] felt almost sad- the band was playing 'Then You'll Remember Me' - when he past his fathers house, no one was moving- the shutters were shut- and the F. Maj could see no kind face or eyes suffused with tears." (June 6, 1861, Webster Taylor Co., Va., p. 54)
- "Then we felt exhilarated- Hashesh Chloroform or Eather never made us feel more wildly exhilarated- we plunged forward- and soon routed the Enimy- and then slowly returned home-" (on chasing rebels out of camp in Belington, Va., June 20, 1861, Philippi, Va., p. 72)
- LC Subject Headings:
- United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 6th (1861-1865)