Cassimere Churchill, Washington, to "Dear Sister", 1861 December 18

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Title

Cassimere Churchill, Washington, to "Dear Sister", 1861 December 18

Description

Cassimere writes, "Eunice talks of enlisting as soon as she gets her regimentals. Do you think she would be accepted..." He writes a poem about home and loved ones. He comments, "...if they would let us we would wipe out every rebel in a short time, but it is not policy to shed any more blood than can be helped." They aren't allowed paper to get the news. 20,000 men have been moved over the river. War policy is to not let soldiers know what is happening in the War Department. He discusses camp routine; predicts a battle in New Orleans, and i Includes a verse written by a bugler on their trip to Washington, D.C.

Creator

Churchill, Cassimere, 1840-1861

Source

Small Collections Box 15, Folder 1

Identifier

SC 00406

Language

eng

Type

Text

Date Created

1861-12-18

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, Washington, to "Dear Sister", 1861 December 18,” W&M Transcribe, accessed May 28, 2023, https://transcribe.libraries.wm.edu/items/show/5222.