[from the diary of Milton W. Humphries of Bryan's battery, as recopied an annotated by him in 1893]]
S[unday].6 At night ordered to march early to-morrow morning for Camp Floyd on Brushy Ridge.
April 6-7 I was detailed Corporal of the Guard. During the night I took sore throat while sitting up on guard duty.\. The rain the next morning rendered it almost impossible to march. I went out into the rain, not being 4excused from general duty either on account of my sickness or on account of being on guard-duty. I was busy all the forenoon helping to get ready to march. At 11 A.M. we commenced the supposed march, but met Capt. Bryan in the cross-street, who ordered a countermarch and took us back to the Fair Grounds, about a quarter of a mile! Notwithstanding my sickness the Commanding Officer of the Battery sent me out in the cold and drenching rain to the Fair Grounds in charge of the guards. During the afternoon my throat grew worse and I took chills. Capt. B. happened to come out, and on the interposition of Mr. Josiah Joshua? Leach, he permitted me to return to barracks. I returned, and wrapping myself n blankets went to bed. At night my throat blistered [internally] and I breathed with considerable difficulty. Capt. Bryan, who is a physician by profession, came in the night and cauterized my throat. During the night I spat up great flakes of the false membrane.\.