Cassimere Churchill, Headquarters, Camp Fenton, to unknown recipient, 1862 March 11-19

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Title

Cassimere Churchill, Headquarters, Camp Fenton, to unknown recipient, 1862 March 11-19

Description

Partial Letter. Cassimere writes of the march to Manassas to Baileys Crossroads. He walked around Manassas. Someone brought back "a couple secesh cats" to camp. Some men got drunk and murdered their prisoners. He served guard duty. He notes, "...we have a Christian rifle to drill with..." Order to march to Alexandria at 1 am. When they arrived without their tents, Colonel told them to break ranks and find a place to stay. He describes the house he found. He writes of "...sitting in a Sesesh Chamber by the window...look down on the broad bosun of the Potomac..." He mentions the vessels that he sees and guesses there are one hundred thousand men there. He tTours the area and went to Alexandria and the River.

Creator

Churchill, Cassimere, 1840-1861

Source

Small Collections Box 15, Folder 1

Identifier

SC 00406

Language

eng

Type

Text

Date Created

1862 March

Has Version

https://digitalarchive.wm.edu/handle/10288/22540

Is Part Of

Cassimere Churchill Papers

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Status

To transcribe

Percent Completed

100

Weight

100100

Citation

Churchill, Cassimere, 1840-1861, “Cassimere Churchill, Headquarters, Camp Fenton, to unknown recipient, 1862 March 11-19,” W&M Transcribe, accessed June 14, 2024, https://transcribe.libraries.wm.edu/items/show/5213.