Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Divided or United

This entry is a letter written by Henry H. Hitchcock, 12th Infantry, New York (from

A letter to his aunt:

June 1, 1861, Washington [D C]

. . . .Down town you see nothing but soldiers, soldiers, soldiers. I see that the Volunteer force now amounts to 300,000. This is beside the regular army and the impression seems to be that the president will call for about as many more when congress meets.. . 

.. . My idea s that Jeff is sorry he has got his foot in now that he sees that the North are so united and that instead of a divided North and a united South he has a divided South and united North.. . .
Jefferson Davis caricature from NYPL Digital Gallery

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