Cassimere Churchill, Washington, to "Dear Sister", 1861 December 18
Scope and Contents
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 papers 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 includes a verse written by a bugler on their trip to Washington, D.C.
- Creation: 1861 December 18
- From the Collection: Churchill, Cassimere, 1840-1861 (Person)
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