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	Heichhold of the 105th Penn.
and showed very approbatively friendly to us.
Towards the afternoon appeared a Dr Heich-
hold of the 105th Pennsylvania (the �Wild cat�
regiment) who soon began to talk Tribuny,
and finding that I was connected with the paper,
invited me to sup with him, at a tent near 
the hospital settlement.  Heichhold, with whom
I became very intimate afterwards) was, as his
name imported, of German descent, he must
have been nearer thirty than forty, his face
Teutonic, shrewd, approbative and opinionated,
a curious twitching of the nerves on one side of
it had probably originated in paralysis.       He came
from Brookville, Jefferson County, Penn, was
post-master and medical practitioner, a tetotal-
ler and abolitionist, egotistic, straight-forward,
withal a hearty fellow.    After supper he pro-
posed a visit to a deserted rebel camp, to be
used as a hospital.    This involved a very wet
walk through the woods in the rear of the house
where we had dined, in the direction of the York
River.       Some portions of the road were mere
pools, and the heavy rains had saturated the
earth and foliage of the forest.    At Camp
Grafton � so the town of huts was called � we
found a Dr Gunn of Ann Arbor Michigan.
Knowing that Barth had studied there subsequent to
his discharge from the U. S. army, I inquired af-               
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