Cassimere Churchill, Washington, to "Dear Sister Daphne", 1862 June 2

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Title

Cassimere Churchill, Washington, to "Dear Sister Daphne", 1862 June 2

Description

He writes, "I was taken sick the next day after the battle at West Point...fever for ten days..." "Williamsburg...not but a part of us in the hottest of the fight at that place for we had the ammunition train to guard...kept in the rear." "At West Point the programme was about the same. Only our ammunition was on a steam transport in the river..." Went up Pamunkey River to White house landing. Ordered back to Washington by the Secretary of War to be mounted (on horses). Returned by the steamer "South America" on May 22. His officers are Colonel John Beardley and Captain B.F. Chamberlain of Randolph. He will send her some cotton seeds that he got in Yorktown. "I found the people of both colors more ignorant than I had any idea they were or could be in this day and age of the world." He related the story of a conversation with a young lady of "appearantly high rank." He describes how blacks behave in camp. Many of the slaves who helped make forts at Yorktown were taken to Washington with them.

Creator

Churchill, Cassimere, 1840-1861

Source

Small Collections Box 15, Folder 1

Identifier

SC 00406

Language

eng

Type

Text

Date Created

1862-06-02

Has Version

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

Is Part Of

Cassimere Churchill Papers

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Status

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Percent Completed

100

Weight

100100

Citation

Churchill, Cassimere, 1840-1861, “Cassimere Churchill, Washington, to "Dear Sister Daphne", 1862 June 2,” W&M Transcribe, accessed May 24, 2024, https://transcribe.libraries.wm.edu/items/show/5221.