Franklin County: H. W. Freedley to Probably Doctor
Joseph Hiester, July 19, 1863
Freedley tells Dr. Hiester about the leg wound that he received at the battle of Gettysburg.
July 19 th 1863
I have been dangerously wounded in the battle of the 2
inst I am as yet unable to be moved I am shot in
the left knee. The wound is a serious one and will deprive me of the use of the
joint for a long time if the joint is not altogether destroyed I am at the house
of D Wills Esq and receive every attention
Write to me here I fear we will never play billiards together again.
I have written to you several times but presume you did not know where to reply.
Remember me kindly to Maria & Mr Hiester
H W Freedley
P.S. Do not let Maria know I am so badly wounded