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10 September 1865 J. E. Johnston to Col[onel] Ewell

Mss.40.T79.Box 56.241.pdf

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My dear Colonel,
My dear Colonel,
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::Just before leaving
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Just before leaving
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Baltimore Iwrote to you; intending
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Baltimore I wrote to you; intending
to bring the letter to this place.
to bring the letter to this place.
but unluckily it was left behind.
but unluckily it was left behind.
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::I received your package
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I received your package
when here on my way to Baltimore
when here on my way to Baltimore
I believe the day after you left the
I believe the day after you left the
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any rifle pits in the open ground
any rifle pits in the open ground
between the works & woods?
between the works & woods?
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:MoClellah claims to have found
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MoClellah claims to have found
above a thousand wounded left by us
above a thousand wounded left by us
in Williamsburg in hospitals & private
in Williamsburg in hospitals & private
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point? Had they any thing authen-
point? Had they any thing authen-
tic [ceremony?] the federal [lopes?]?
tic [ceremony?] the federal [lopes?]?
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:I stopped here to try to find pa-
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I stopped here to try to find pa-
pers that might be useful, such as
pers that might be useful, such as
reports. None are to be had however-
reports. None are to be had however-
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too. I expected that he might be
too. I expected that he might be
able to help me.
able to help me.
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:I was greatly disappointed not to
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I was greatly disappointed not to
see you here. My object was to inflict
see you here. My object was to inflict
upon you the reading of some fifty or
upon you the reading of some fifty or
sixty pages of foolscap_ Manuscript.
sixty pages of foolscap_ Manuscript.
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:There is tobean election on tuesday
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There is tobean election on tuesday
of a President of the Danville [jail?] and
of a President of the Danville [jail?] and
Company. Some of my friends here [?]
Company. Some of my friends here [?]
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ing a politician or electioneer, my
ing a politician or electioneer, my
chances are very slight.
chances are very slight.
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:If there were any expeditions made
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If there were any expeditions made
of [traveling?] to Williamsburg I'd pay
of [traveling?] to Williamsburg I'd pay
you a visit.
you a visit.
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:::Yours truly
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Yours truly
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:::J.E. Johnston
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J.E. Johnston
Col: Ewell
Col: Ewell

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Richmond, VA. Sep [310?]th 1865

My dear Colonel,

Just before leaving Baltimore I wrote to you; intending to bring the letter to this place. but unluckily it was left behind. I received your package when here on my way to Baltimore I believe the day after you left the city for Williamsburg. You gave me no account of the letters. Have they been published? If not [right?] I to notice them? Please give me you opinion on that point & when you write that opinion add some topo- graphical information for my benefit. How far is Magruder's [line?] of works from the town? How Many re- [doubts?] are in that line, & what is their ordinary size? How large is Fort

Magruder? How far is the edge of the woods towards Yorktown & Lee's Mill, from the line of [Cedoubts?]? Are there any rifle pits in the open ground between the works & woods? MoClellah claims to have found above a thousand wounded left by us in Williamsburg in hospitals & private houses. Dr Cullen reported to me at the time that the number to be left was about 400. Can citizens of Williams- burg give any information on this point? Had they any thing authen- tic [ceremony?] the federal [lopes?]? I stopped here to try to find pa- pers that might be useful, such as reports. None are to be had however- except those of Gen e Lee's operations. I want particularly Longstreets & Hill's reports of the affair at Williamsburg & those of the battle of "[seven?] pines." I hoped to get some of them from Longstreet_ But it seems that he is

in Texas. Tyler is out of Richmond, too. I expected that he might be able to help me. I was greatly disappointed not to see you here. My object was to inflict upon you the reading of some fifty or sixty pages of foolscap_ Manuscript. There is tobean election on tuesday of a President of the Danville [jail?] and Company. Some of my friends here [?] luckily there are not more of them [?]are trying to have me chosen_ their ef- forts have my best wishes. Not be- ing a politician or electioneer, my chances are very slight. If there were any expeditions made of [traveling?] to Williamsburg I'd pay you a visit. Yours truly J.E. Johnston

Col: Ewell