From Corporal Keiser’s Diary:
Monday, May 9, 1864. The Rebels fired a volley into some teams last night. At 9 a.m. the 5th Corps took our place and we moved a short distance to the left and took up a line of battle in a woods. The front line began throwing up rifle pits. Heard that Gen. Sedgwick our Corps Commander, had been shot in the head by a Rebel sharpshooter, killing him instantly. He was stationing a battery at the time. At seven this evening there was hard fighting on our right. The day was very warm.