Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Lieutenant Colonel Charles Fessenden Morse: June 18, 1865

Washington, D. C., June 18, 1865.

Since my last letter we have made one more change, and the regiment now forms part of the garrison of Washington. That we have been detailed for provost duty in this city shows that though we are now among strangers, we are not altogether unknown.

We are camped quite near the Capitol, in a not very aristocratic neighborhood. We have considerable guard and patrol duty to do, now that so many troops are passing through on their way home.

SOURCE: Charles Fessenden Morse, Letters Written During the Civil War, 1861-1865, p. 216

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