Monthly Archives: July 2011

Wednesday, July 31, 1861

Fort Corcoran, Virginia McClelland is making drastic changes in subordinate commands. These changes are coming daily. Those of us officers who led this unruly mob into battle at Bull Run expect demotion any day. My hope is to go West … Continue reading

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Tuesday, July 30, 1861

Fort Corcoran, Virginia I am to receive several new regiments. We have plans for two new forts on the hill or plateau, above and farther out than Fort Corcoran. I am organizing a system of drills, embracing the evolutions of … Continue reading

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Monday, July 29, 1861

Fort Corcoran, Virginia General McClellan arrived, and confirmed McDowell’s organization. Instead of coming over the river, as we expected he took a house in Washington. General McDowell has been busy in restoring order to his army, sending off the ninety-days … Continue reading

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Sunday, July 28, 1861

Fort Corcoran, Virginia Each private thinks for himself—- If he wants to go for water, he asks leave of no one. If he thinks right he takes the oats & corn, and even burns the house of his enemy. As … Continue reading

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Saturday, July 27, 1861

Fort Corcoran, Virginia This spirit of mutiny is common to the whole army. Several regiments or parts of regiments have been ordered to Fort Jefferson, Florida, as punishment. General McDowell has resumed his headquarters at the Arlington House, and is … Continue reading

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Friday, July 26, 1861

Fort Corcoran, Virginia The Sixty-ninth still occupied Fort Corcoran, and this morning, after reveille, when I had just received the report, had dismissed the regiment, and was leaving, I found myself in a crowd of men crossing the drawbridge on … Continue reading

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Thursday, July 25, 1861

Fort Corcoran, Virginia Today I submitted my official report of my share of the battle at Bull Run: HEADQUARTERS THIRD BRIGADE, FIRST DIVISION FORT CORCORAN, July 25, 1861 To Captain A. BAIRD, Assistant Adjutant-General, First Division (General Tyler’s). Sir: I … Continue reading

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