Post by Whirlygigger on May 10, 2005 8:29:26 GMT -5
At Carver Hospital, Washington DC from the notes of Hospital Attendant Walt Whitman Summer of 1864...
Right opposite me is a sick soldier boy, laid down with his clothes on, sleeping, looking much wasted, his pallid face on his arm. I see by the yellow trimming on his jacket that he is a cavalry boy. He looks so handsome as he sleeps, one must needs go nearer to him. I step softly over, and find by his card that he is named WM. CONH, of the First Maine Cavalry, and his folks live in Skowhegan.
Could the name have actually been "COHN"? Whatever happened to this lad?
Post by Dave Myrick on May 10, 2005 22:24:02 GMT -5
From Tobey's work, William H. Coan, Farmer: age 18 born and raised in Skowhegan; Enlisted Jan. 14, 1864, Augusta, mustered in Jan 18; joined Comapny H, Feb 27; taken prisoner at Reams Station, Aug 25, `64; exchanged , rejoined company and mustered out with the regiment.