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Letter of Charles H. Russell to Ward Lamon, April 1862, page 2

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yet they never flinched, never murmured, never showed the least spirit of insubordination. They have marched day and night through the storm & slept in the snow & are ready to do it again every man of them, but they look upon this camp with its drunken commander & its [pets?] of Baltimore {plug?] as nothing more than an earthly Hell.

I would not, I dare not answer for my boys, if we are kept here under the same commander two weeks longer.

Cant you get us into the field again? We have all been under fire & are not afraid to be so again. We all are every day longing, sighing, praying for the order to come for us to march out of this camp.

We enlisted in this war expecting you to be our general. Though you may never be our general, still we know you will prove yourself our friend & do all you can for us.

In the name of the company, for the sake of the esteem in which we have ever held you, I beg you again for God’s sake do help us.

Most Resp
Your obt. Servt,
C.H. Russell


Charles H. Russell

The Huntington Library, San Marino, Calif.


Collection Location:
The Huntington Library, San Marino, Calif.

Original Size:
28 x 22 cms

United States, History, Civil War, 1861-1865, Correspondence; Maryland--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Eastern US, 1861-1865

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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