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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Saturday, November 23, 1861

Headquarters, Department of the Missouri, Saint Louis I just arrived in Saint Louis and reported to duty. General Halleck welcomed me and immediately gave me an assignment. The dismissal of Fremont and his corrupt associates has left a void that … Continue reading

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Friday, November 22, 1861

On the Train from Louisville to Saint Louis I have said my farewells to the troops and am to report to Major General Halleck at Saint Louis. The former command of General Fremont, that included Missouri has been divided into … Continue reading

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Thursday, November 21, 1861

I sent the following reply to my brother, Senator John Sherman as I was getting ready to board a train that would take me to Saint Louis. TO JOHN SHERMAN Head-Quarters Department of the Cumberland Louisville, Kentucky November 21, 1861 … Continue reading

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