Friday, December 24, 2010

"I took care of a friend"

Today at Brandy Station: December 24, 1863

From the diary of William Owen, 86th New York Infantry:

"Dec. 24. Stayed in camp. I took care of my sick friend Asa."

There is little better that you can do on Christmas Eve.

Asa is likely Asa Croos, who was wounded at Orange Grove on November 27, 1863. Croos survived the war. Owen also survived. He was captured on May 10, 1864 along the Po River and would spend nine months in a POW camp.

William Owen's diary can be found at:

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