Diary of Alfred Burton Welch

June 18th-99

Fighting off fever. Co D sent out reconnoitering in a.m. & in p.m. all three Co’s went out to get some niggers located in a.m. Co. I went to Pateros. Co’s went along lake, to tree, then home, having failed to get niggers. 12 mi. tramp. Nearing the end of vol. 3 of these “memoirs” –and I hope a very small one will be sufficient for the rest of my army life.