Note: This is one of many diary entries of Alex Patten, who participated in the Siege of Petersburg as a member of the 109th New York.
June 18, 1864:1
Alex Patten ~ We remained under a terrible fire all night and at the present moment 3 P.M. we are in line for another charge I think. I walked over the field of yesterday and found our boys and had them buried. There is but three of us in Co. today. 66 men is the entire strength of the Regt. I cannot write no more.
- Diary of Alex Patten, 109th New York. This diary entry is from the personal collection of Mary Jordan, author of the book Dear Friend Amelia, the Civil War Letters of Private John Tidd, and is used with her permission. All rights reserved. ↩