Cassimere Churchill, Camp Desolation, to "Dear Sister", 1862 March 19
Scope and Contents
Cassimere describes where he is sitting and what is going on around him. He is guarding the ammunition train which has "one hundred and twenty waggons drawn by three hundred and sixty teams... we have shot and shell enough to bury Richmond." He tells of the vessels on the river and how regulars and volunteers often fight. He replies to his sister's criticisms of his picture. He is the heaviest man in the regiment at 227 lbs. "... three wooden guns at Manassas were put up to fool us..."
- Creation: 1862 March 19
- From the Collection: Churchill, Cassimere, 1840-1861 (Person)
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