June 29 1861 “For several days back it has rained all the time making it very disagreeable in camp, and there are a number on the sick list”
June 28 1861 The 21st were asked to reenlist for three years in the federal army. “They entered the United States service almost to a man.”
June 27 1861 “Tomorrow June 28, no Officers or men will be permitted to pass out of the camp, as the Regt wil… (cont) http://deck.ly/~DEJoN
Wrote my wife Julia to let her know my son Fred and I had arrived safely. Asked her to send McClelland’s report on the battles in Crimea.
Issued order that officers not be allowed off post without my express approval. I gave lenience to the enlist… (cont) http://deck.ly/~LsIBN
June 26 1861 Discovered that several members of the Guard deserted their post last night. “Papers of US Grant” p48 #cw150
June 24 1861 Returned to Springfield. Regimental discipline has suffered in my absence. #cw150
June 23 1861 Made quick trip to Galena to buy a uniform and horse. Merchants insisted on payment in gold. #cw150
June 20 1861 Yesterday issued orders reducing the amount of drill and allowing freedom to leave camp provided it is not abused. #cw150
June 19 1861 My predecessor left discipline in a poor state and it will be hard work for the next few days to bring the regiment into order.