Monthly Archives: March 2011

March 31, 1861

St. Louis, Missouri I will start my new post as Street Railway president tomorrow.  My salary is only $2000, but I hope to find additional opportunities to earn money.  My visit to Washington has convinced me that there is no … Continue reading

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March 30, 1861

St Louis, Missouri I have been elected president of the Street Railway and will take up my post on Monday.  My family will move into a house that we rent from Lucas.  I have the ability to support my family … Continue reading

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March 29, 1861

St Louis, Missouri Missouri has rejected secession and declared for the Union as has Arkansas.  Missouri is in the very center of this nation and sits astride the waterways that traverse this great nation.  I do not know what new … Continue reading

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March 28, 1861

St Louis, Misssouri On the first of the month, I will move with my family into a house on Locust St.  I am beginning to see my way clear for the next year here in St Louis.  Since leaving Louisiana, … Continue reading

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March 27, 1861

St Louis, Missouri I have arrived with my family.  We will move into a house that I can rent from my friend, Lucas.  I have met with my friend Turner, and he says that I will have the position as … Continue reading

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March 26, 1861

On the boat from Cincinnati to St Louis I do think the administration is making a fatal mistake in giving the cold shoulder to all National men as compared with mere politicians.  It may by so doing, demoralize the army … Continue reading

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March 25, 1861

On the boat from Cincinnati to St Louis I hope that Turner can secure a post for me at the Street Railroad.  I know of no government positions that I could receive through the influence of my brother, Senator John … Continue reading

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March 24, 1861

On the boat from Cincinnati to St Louis I am satisfied that under the circumstances, I was forced to come away from Louisiana.  I could have got the Governor to release me from any military obligations other than those of … Continue reading

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March 23, 1861

On the boat from Cincinnati to St Louis We will travel down the Ohio River to the Mississippi then up the Mississippi to St Louis.  Arkansas and Missouri have both held secession conventions that have decided to stay with the … Continue reading

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March 22, 1861

Cincinnati, Ohio The Boat, Emma Duncan on which I have taken passage for St Louis leaves at 4 pm today.  I go aboard in 1 hour. I wrote to my Brother, Senator John Sherman. I think it proper to write … Continue reading

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