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Letter of Charles H. Russell to Ward Lamon, May 10, 1862


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Camp Carroll
Baltimore, May 10, 1862

Dear Sir

Do for God sake see the President & get at least my company away from here.
Gen Shields wants more cavalry. He has sent me word that he wants the companies that formerly belonged to "Lamons Brigade."

Our Major, the only real man in the regiment of officers is now under arrest. I am completely discouraged. So are my men. Now the president can send us away where we can be of some use. For the sake of old friendship, for the sale of the men who enlisted because you were promised as a leader and general, for these, beg the president to send us back to Gen. Shields.

Most sincerely
Your obt. Servt
C. H. Russell





ID:
wcrl005

Creator:
Charles H. Russell

Rights:
The Huntington Library, San Marino, Calif.

Notes:
"Our Major" was James Deems of Baltimore

Date:
1862-05-10

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

Original Size:
28 x 22 cms

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

Coverage:
Eastern US, 1861-1865

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

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