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Collection Reference Number GLC03523.42.03
From Archive Folder Collection of Franklin W. Fuller, I company, 74th regiment, Illinois, infantry 
Title Hank S. Clark to Washington regarding troop movements and slaves surrounding the camp
Date 22 July 1861
Author Clark, Hank S. (fl. 1861-1865)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description He writes that the army has left Alton and are under marching orders to St. Charles, Missouri. The troops are ready to leave and waiting for the cars to arrive. The engineer was worried that the rebels had obstructed or damaged part of the train track during the night. They are ready to go at a moment's notice but are still waiting for the train. Mentions General John Pope. Writes that there are many slaves around the camp but they are not allowed in. States that the rebels are more likely to run then fight, "unless they can get behind a tree." Gus Taylor has the measles.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Soldier's Letter  Union Soldier's Letter  Disease  African American History  Transportation  Railroad  Union General  Contrabands  Health and Medical  Confederate States of America  Bravery  Slavery  
People Clark, Hank S. (fl. 1861-1865)  
Place written St. Charles, Missouri
Theme The American Civil War; Slavery & Abolition; Science, Technology, Invention
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Additional Information Franklin W. Fuller from Howard, Illinois enlisted on 14 August 1862 as a Sergeant. He mustered into the I Company of the Illinois 74th Infantry on 4 September 1862. He was mustered out on 10 June 1865 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
Civil War: Recipient Relationship Friend  
Civil War: Theater of War Main Western Theater  
Civil War: Unit 74th Illinois infantry, I Company