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

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War Letters of William Thompson Lusk.

June 19, 2013

War Letters of William Thompson Lusk.

Coleman’s Eutaw House,

Baltimore, June 19th, 1863.

My dear Mother:

Here I am in Baltimore in safety, neither able to go forward, nor willing to turn back. As yet, all communication with Harper’s Ferry is cut off, but the position Hooker now occupies is such as will enable him soon to include the Ferry within his lines, so I am stopping quietly at the Eutaw House, but almost momentarily expecting to hear from Col. Piatt that the cars will once more be in running order. Probably this will be before the day is over, and I trust I may be able to be of some use. Don’t be alarmed, though, I am not going to attempt anything Quixotic, so, if the opportunity does not soon come, I shall return, and proceed to Simsbury.

I have nothing special to say, beyond wishing to set your mind at rest. The 7th Regiment arrived here yesterday, and makes a fine appearance. Will soon write a more interesting letter, to be dated either from Maryland Heights or Simsbury.

Good-bye. Love to all.

Very affec’y.,

W. T. Lusk.

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