Following the American Civil War Sesquicentennial with day by day writings of the time, currently 1863.

Tenleytown, D. C, May 21st, 1865.

The long-delayed, eagerly-looked-for order has been issued; read to us on dress parade. “All troops whose term of service expires on or before the first day of October, 1865, shall be mustered out immediately.” and our officers are to make out their final muster-out rolls without delay. Recruits are to be transferred to veteran regiments, which will be retained for a time.

Five copies of muster rolls are to be made out, and a descriptive list of each recruit, of whom there are thirty-three in our company. The glad day on which we bid farewell to “Dixie” does not yet appear, but I can now await, with patience, the necessary time.

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