Diary of Alfred Burton Welch

Tuesday 2-21-99

Last night was very quiet, for they were too badly demoralized to reform, still the s.s’ were in evidence and succeeded in shooting a Cal. lad thro’ the heart & wounded another.

The best shot I ever saw was a three inch gun trained upon a single Filip at 2500 yds and he went 50 feet in air. Guess it did not hurt him much. Took bath in river, very hot and no breeze. Wrote several letters to Tops, home Gypsy on cartridge boxes. Sharp’s kept us low & uneasy.