Charles Aleshire to Margaret Shepard Aleshire, 23 November 1869
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died of yellow fever. he had been treat-
ed much in the same manner as I was by the
same Gibson, but his temperment was
such that the doctors said the trouble he
had, rendered him the more liable to take
on contract the disease of which he died,
he was badly treated by Gibson and he
told me in a long conversation I had
with him a few hours before he
died, Cuyler was exceedingly pop-
ular in the regiment and an excellent
young officer his sudden death is great-
ly regretted by all of his brother of-
ficers I believe without a single
exception (unless to be Gibson) and they
all join in condemning Gibson for the
manner in which he treated Cuyler
while at Baruncus [?] under his com-
mand. he had him in close arrest
confined to his room for three weeks.
and was the means of having him trans-
ferred to Savannah which journey he
was making when he contracted the
disease of which he died.
 


 

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