Monthly Archives: May 2011

May 31, 1861

TO THOMAS EWING SR. Saint Louis, May 31. / 1861 Dear Sir, Enclosed is your note paid, due, May 4.  I endorsed the notes of Foster & Thompson as your agent, after having an interview with Mess. Richardson & Millier, who … Continue reading

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May 30, 1861

Office St. Louis R. R. Co.  St. Louis, Missouri The news is that 2 days ago, General McCleland has invaded Virginia from Ohio.  The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad is a critical transportation route from the western states to the East. … Continue reading

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May 29, 1861

Office St. Louis R. R. Co.  St. Louis, Missouri It may be I feel too little relish for Civil War; and it may be Lincoln is Keen enough to detect it, and has therefore waived all claim to my services. At … Continue reading

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May 28, 1861

Office St. Louis R. R. Co.  St. Louis, Missouri Charley Ewing has his head full of the military, and thinks since recent events that his social position here is unpleasant. All the Girls & boys are secessionists, because the richer & more … Continue reading

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May 27, 1861

TO THOMAS EWING SR. Office St. Louis R. R. Co. St. Louis, May 27 i86i Hon. Thos. Ewing, Dear Sir, Yours of the 21st is received. I have traced the property on which the notes of Thompson and Foster are liens, … Continue reading

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May 26, 1861

Office St. Louis R. R. Co.  St. Louis, 1861 I am wrapping up my affairs in St Louis and preparing to enter the regular army as a Colonel.  I have now the affairs of this company so organized that a … Continue reading

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May 25, 1861

To John Sherman: Frank Blair asked me to write to his Brother Montgomery, especially that I attributed this apparent change of purpose & feeling to the sudden and effective destruction of Camp Jackson. I told Blair I ought not to write to … Continue reading

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May 24, 1861

TO JOHN SHERMAN Office St. Louis R. R. Co. St. Louis, May 24, 1861 Dear Brother, I have already written you so much that more would be a bore. Yrs. of the 21 is at hand and I can act with promptness … Continue reading

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May 23, 1861

Now that my appointment to the regular army is confirmed, I need to settle my affairs in Missiouri. TO THOMAS EWING JR. Office St. Louis R. R. Co. St. Louis, May 23 1861 Dear Tom, I have received your letter, … Continue reading

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May 22, 1861

Office St. Louis R. R. Co. St. Louis, Missouri I received a dispatch from my Brother, Senator John Sherman informing me that I had an appointment as a colonel in the regular army.  I replied to John: TO JOHN SHERMAN … Continue reading

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