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Cassimere Churchill, Washington, to "Dear Brother", 1862 February 3

 Item — Box: Small Collections Box 15, Folder: 1, Object: 10
Identifier: cuid303

Scope and Contents

Cassimere discusses the kind of letters a soldier wants and doesn't want. He left camp without permission and found out where the officers "passed away their evenings." A Captain saw him and asked what business he had out there and "I asked him how many of our officers were in that lady house yonder." When he returned to camp with the Captain, he called the guards because the Captain didn't have the countersign. The Captain ran away with a patrol chasing him. He went to the city where he had his "likeness taken," visited the Capitol and the saw a session of Congress in the House of Representatives. In a debate on Home Guards, "the gentleman from Mass (said)...these home guards were to uphold the devilish institution of slavery and to prevent them from escaping from the lash into the free states..."


  • Creation: 1862 February 3


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