Monthly Archives: November 2011

Saturday, November 30, 1861

Headquarters, Department of the Missouri, Saint Louis. I have applied for a 20 day leave of absence until mid-December.  I will return to Lancaster, Ohio with my wife, Ellen.  The stress of command under constant threat from partisans has been … Continue reading

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Friday, November 29, 1861

Headquarters, Department of the Missouri, Saint Louis. I returned to St. Louis to report to General Halleck.  There I found my wife, Ellen, who was distressed at the continued and reiterated reports in the newspapers of my insanity, and she … Continue reading

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Thursday, November 28, 1861

General Halleck does not wish to consolidate the forces.  The troops must move to shelter, either back where they were or forward to Sedalia as I suggested. SEDALIA, MO., November 28, 1861. Major-General HALLECK: I have ordered forward Pope’s and … Continue reading

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Wednesday, November 27, 1861

Sedalia, Missouri The weather here is very cold and our men are not equipped. We should build a well fortified camp and consolidate our forces against attack. Missouri is full of Secessionists that make travel by small parties very dangerous. … Continue reading

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Tuesday, November 26, 1861

Sedalia, Missouri I sent the following telegraphs to General Halleck at Saint Louis: SEDALIA, November 26, 1861. General HALLECK: Look well to Jefferson City and the North Missouri Railroad. Price aims at both. He is gathering large numbers of recruits … Continue reading

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Monday, November 25, 1861

Sedalia, Missouri General Halleck commanding the Department of the Missouri has ordered me to inspect the troops in Missouri. Yesterday I rode out to Sedalia, Missouri. General Pope is at Otterville, twenty miles back, with no concert between them and … Continue reading

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Sunday, November 24, 1861

Sedalia Missouri On orders from General Halleck, I am making a tour of Missouri and reporting on our troop dispositions, readiness and strength. I found the Seventh Missouri and General Steels at Sedalia with his regiments scattered about loosely. Sedalia … Continue reading

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