Monthly Archives: August 2011

Saturday, August 31, 1861

On the train from Lancaster, OH to Cincinnati, OH It was a pleasure to see the young folks and Ellen, all doing very well in Lancaster. I am on my way to report to General Anderson who is staying with … Continue reading

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Friday, August 30, 1861

Lancaster, Ohio I finally got a decent nights sleep. I have been away from my family too much. I will be away at the war too soon for too long. Many thought the war would be short and a little … Continue reading

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Thursday, August 29, 1861

Lancaster, Ohio I arrived today in Lancaster, Ohio, happy to see my wife and family. Lancaster suits Ellen, but I find too little opportunity here. Opportunities are better in Saint Louis. Ellen’s family is here and can help with family … Continue reading

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Wednesday, August 28, 1861

On the Railroad from Washington to Lancaster I expect to arrive in Lancaster, Ohio later today to see my wife and family. It will be a short visit. I must arrive in Cincinnati by next Sunday for the mission to … Continue reading

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Tuesday, August 27, 1861

Fort Corcoran, Virginia Today, I met with Brigadier General Fitz-John Porter, who will take over command of my brigade tomorrow. When McClellan had heard I was asked for in mid August by General Anderson, he did not want to spare … Continue reading

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Monday, August 26, 1861

I am preparing to leave for Kentucky. I sent the following letter to my wife, Ellen. TO ELLEN EWING SHERMAN Fort Corcoran, Virginia One a piece of their money which I enclose you as a curiosity to be put among … Continue reading

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Sunday, August 25, 1861

Fort Corcoran, Virginia Thus far, the Union party has the worst of the fight, and our armies are too Scattered. With Anderson I suppose we will have to go into Kentucky & Tennessee, to organize an army in the face … Continue reading

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