Monthly Archives: June 2011

Saturday, June 29, 1861

Washington General Scott frequently communicates to those about him his opinions and proposed plans. He seems vexed with the clamors of the press for immediate action, and the continued interference in details by the President, Secretary of War, and Congress. … Continue reading

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Friday, June 28, 1861

Washington I received orders to report to Gen. McDowell at Arlington. I did so and received orders to relieve Colonel Hunter in the Command of this Brigade composed of three Militia Regiments and two companies of Regulars, one of Cavalry … Continue reading

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Thursday, June 27, 1861

Washington Some still think the Confederates design to attack Washington.  I don’t, Our defenses are too strong for an attack to be successful so I cannot imagine that they would strike here.  Though most assuredly an open, bold attack on our seat … Continue reading

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Wednesday, June 26, 1861

Washington I have no facilities for working and have been as it were dancing attendance here.  I had expectated that immediately after the formalities of appointment were gone through I would go to the Head Quarters of the Regiment, wherever … Continue reading

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Tuesday, June 25, 1861

Washington The Adjutant General assures me he will do all he can to put my Regiment in the process of formation. I have tried to bring in Dan McCook, my partner in Kansas, but fear I cannot.  John & I will … Continue reading

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Sunday, June 23, 1861

TO CHARLES EWING Washington June 23, 1861 Dear Charley, Your appointment has gone out, may be to St. Louis, but you can act on it, that you are a first Lieutenanr 13 Infantry. You are low down on the List, … Continue reading

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Monday, June 24, 1861

Washington I was all day yesterday in horseback, to Georgetown and over in Virginia.  Was it not for the New Forts, and occasional camps it would be hard to realize the fact of war, for farmers are quietly making their … Continue reading

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