1861 May 27 Culpeper C House

Capt J C Porter The undersigned hasbeen a resident of Missouri forthree years and at the time ofhis entering your company wason a visit to his relation in Culpeper—at that time he t hought his healthwas sufficient to enable him … Continue reading

1861 May 27 Leesburg [Virginia]

My dear girls, I suppose that you have ere this heardthat Alexandria was taken by the Northern forces last Fridaymorning, and may feel some un-easiness as to what became of me – Well after reaching Ma-nassas Junction I took upthat … Continue reading

1861 May 27 Richmond [Virginia]

Record of the Proceedingsof aCalled meeting of the Board ofVisitors of theUniversity of Virginiaheld in theCity of Richmond May 27th 1861by Call of the Rector The Board met in the law-office of P.H. Aylett–atone o’clock. Present–Col.T.J. Randolh, Rector, Wm H. … Continue reading

1861 May 26 Camp Hermitage

Capt A.R. Stringer Dear Sir you must write to me andlet me know how the Negreros at my house is getting along Ihavent heard from home since I left. we are all well anddoing well a great deal better than … Continue reading

1861 May 26

My dearest I have just returned from sacrement in Episcopalchurch. We had such a suitable discourse. The minister brought usright up to the true sense of our difficulties and their remedyas glorying in our own strength as though by our … Continue reading

1861 May 26 Boston, Massachusetts

“ELLSWORTH:” ZOUAVE BATTLE CRY! By B. B. FRENCH, of Washington City. “Ellsworth,” name henceforth of glory!It shall nerve our legions on.Shout it high in song and story;write it every heart upon! So good, so true, fearless and brave,Our tears fall … Continue reading

1861 May 25 Lynchburg [Virginia]

Colonel I send you to morrow ninecompanies of infantry armed with mus-kets altered to precussion under thecommand of Colonel Robert T. Preston– There are about 640 non-commissioned officers & privates, exclusive of commissioned officers.It has been impossible for me to … Continue reading

1861 May 25 Culpeper CH

Headquarters Colonel: I send by to-daysfreight train all the troops whichwere left last night for wantof transportation. I have ordered20000 feet of lumber to be sentforthwith to Manassas: a portionof it goes with the troops, all of itwould go to-day … Continue reading

1861 May 25 Harper’s Ferry

My dear Sister, Your kind & affectionateletter was duly received this morning & I will answerit at once. It always gives me a great deal of pleasureto hear from all of you at home. I am very glad tohear that … Continue reading

1861 May 25 Fort Palmetto

My Dear Wife I am just in receipt ofyour welcome favor of the 22nd inst. and as we havehad an exciting [time] I will answer your letter immediately.The proposition to tender our services to the Con-Federate States has been extended … Continue reading