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

 Item — Box: Small Collections Box 15, Folder: 1, Object: 14
Identifier: cuid307

Scope and Contents

Partial Letter. Cassimere writes of the march to Manassas and 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 an Austrian 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" looking down on the Potomac. He mentions the vessels that he sees and guesses there are one hundred thousand men there. He toured the area and went to Alexandria and the river.


  • Creation: 1862 March 11-19


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