Saturday, January 31, 2015

The Atlanta Campaign-- Part 2: Playing Clerk Again

Continuing with the letter of George Hovey Cadman to his wife.  "Last night our company with three others was detailed ton the skirmish line.  I thought I would have to go too, but Capt. Orr ordered me to remain in and make out our muster and pay rolls.  This is the first clerking I have had to do since he has been with the company, and I was in hopes I was done with it.

"I don't believe Johnnie Reb can stop in front of us much longer.  He must either evacuate, surrender or fight, shortly, for we command the railroad between here and Marietta, and he can not run any more trains with supplies."

--Old Secesh

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