Re Dr. McPheeters:
July 21, 1863 - Spent the morning in fixing a double inclined plane for Capt.
[Walter C.] Robinson over at Mr. Smizer's who has a compound fracture of [the] upper third of [his] feumr. [n]
While leading Co. C, 36th Arkansas Infantry in the assault up Graveyard Hill, thirty-three-year-old Capt. Walter C. Robinson was shot in the thigh, resulting in the fracture McPheeters describes. Robinson later became a lieutenant-colonel. O.R., 22(1): 419.
July 31 - . . . went over to Mr. Spitzer's this afternoon to see Capts. Robinson and [Amos F.] Cake - both doing well.
I Acted on My Own - The Civil War Diary of Dr. William M. McPheeters, Confederate Surgeon in the Trans-Mississippi, edited by Cynthis DeHaven Pitcock and Bill J. Gurley, Univ. of Arkansas Press, Fayetville, 2002