While in a southern camp in 1862 I was affected by sunstroke...

While in a southern camp in 1862 I was affected by sunstroke and lay many hours unconscious. The doctors thought I would not pull through; but I did.

In 1863 I received a gunshot wound through my right thigh. When it was almost healed I was taken to another hospital, where the nurse dressed it with an infected sponge, and gangrene set in. Surgical fever came on, and the doctors sent for my mother and brothers to come to see me for, as they thought, the last time alive. They had to leave at ten o'clock at night, and when they left they expected I would not live until the next day. But I did not die.

In 1882, twenty years after the Civil War, I suffered the secondary effects of the sunstroke and was down twelve years; that is, I was confined to my room and bed — not able to dress myself—from six to ten months every year all that time. I did not sleep on an average of more than two hours and a half out of twenty-four hours during those years.

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Testimony of Healing
In the year 1905 I was visiting friends in Chicago, and...
February 25, 1928

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