Sunday, June 17, 2012

Tuesday, June 17, 1862

Marion went this morning.  Kate, Lizzie, and Annie and Sarah went as far as Chillicothe and returned on the Cincinnati train.  Mr. Brock will take care of her and her baggage at Cincinnati where Mr. Riggs is to meet her and take charge of her.
Kate met on the train some Indiana officers from Fremont's command.  They were in the Fort Republic fight and are very bitter in their denunciation of Gen. Sheilds.  They say efforts are being made at the War Dept. for his removal.  They seemed to doubt both his loyalty and his competency.  They say their men have marched until their feet are shoeless and their way can be traced by their blood.

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