Skirmish at Fayetteville.


10th Wisconsin soldier writes near Murfreesboro, “. . . . the army is no place for one to improve their morals.”


“Poor fellows [soldiers] – four long years of service – hardship and suffering, and all for what? And some are sleeping here in our crowded grave- yard – and many will never even be so near in death – they sleep among strangers in unknown graves, on dreary battlefields. Oh! For what? For what? Did God permit this war? Shall we ever find out why it was allowed?” [Lucy Virginia French journal]