Wainwright’s Diary, March 6 , 1864: “the army has been quite gay during my absence”

Colonel Charles S. Wainwright began his diary entry for March 6, 1864 by relating news of the Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid: March 6, Sunday.  Kilpatrick has reached Yorktown, but Jefferson Davis still sits enthroned in Richmond, and our prisoners still suffer on Belle Isle. The whole thing has been a failure; resulting, so far as we yetContinue reading “Wainwright’s Diary, March 6 , 1864: “the army has been quite gay during my absence””

Wainwright’s Diary, January 19, 1864: Fine huts and stables for the batteries

For January 19, 1864, Colonel Charles S. Wainwright began his diary entry with more observations about the commanders in the Federal army: We have no more news as to the corps consolidation; that is, nothing more decisive than the first report. Burnside has permission to raise his corps to 40,000 men. He is working forContinue reading “Wainwright’s Diary, January 19, 1864: Fine huts and stables for the batteries”