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Letter of Charles H. Russell to Ward Lamon, March 11 1863

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Belle Plains, Va.
March 11, 1863

My Dear Colonel.
After a most terrible march of five days, through mud & rain & snow, with drenched clothes & lodging on the soaked ground, with my command, I reached this place about 3 o'clock this P.M.

I shall take command of the regiment tomorrow morning. I am in the 2nd Div. 3rd Brigade of Cavalry, Army of the Potomac. Major Gen. Greggs [sic], who commands the Div. is absent on furlough. Col. Voss commands the Div. in his absence & my Col. (Kielmansegg[e]) commands this brigade. There is not one brigadier general in this whole division. I wish there was. I don't much fancy these Col's acting brigadiers.


Charles H. Russell

The Huntington Library, San Marino, Calif.

Col. Eugene von Kielmansegge


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

Original Size:
26 x 16 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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