Diary of Alfred Burton Welch

Friday 2-24-99

Slept until late. City still burning. Little rain last night. Very little shooting today –sharpshooters. Hot –with good breezes. Quiet. Recv’d letters from home, folks, Tops, Gypsy –Etta Son & Kate McGovern. Stood sentry as my squad is getting tired. Firing commenced early but a few volleys left a few on field & the rest “vamoosed.”