Battling the Butternuts at Kolb's Farm
By June of 1864, Captain Alfred E. Lee of the 82nd Ohio had seen his fill of Civil War combat- his initiation began at McDowell in May 1862, his education considerably deepened when his regiment was cut to pieces at Second Bull Run , his psyche scarred by the embarrassing defeat at Chancellorsville , and then his body perforated by a Confederate bullet that knocked him out at Gettysburg . Captured by the Confederates when they overran the town of Gettysburg on July 1, 1863, Captain Lee was reported to have died and when he arrived in Delaware, Ohio a few weeks after the battle, he found that a local pastor was already writing his eulogy. The Ohio Wesleyan graduate recuperated from his hip wound slowly; in September 1863 he traveled back east to rejoin his regiment but was placed in a convalescent camp for a month. By then, the 82nd Ohio had transferred to the western theater and Captain Lee rejoined the regiment in time to take part in the Battle of Wauhatchie .