1861-08-15 A.B. Farwell writes to Governor Washburn regarding open rebellion of the 2nd Regiment troops and urges more attention be paid to their wants (F007-I014-P001.pdf)
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Washington Aug. 15. 1861.
My Dear Sir;
The condition of Maine troops has been[?] growing worse and worse, until [?] rebellion is manifested. Last evening, about 11 o’clock 62 members of the 2d Regiment were marched into the City, on their way to Jail. Surrounded by about 200 mounted men, now my dear sir, this Regiment alone[?] saved[?] Maine [?] utter disgrace as the Battle of “Bulls Run,” and it seems very hard that such men, about[?] Gen. [?] says, is a note to Col. Jameson, surpassed for[?] [?], anything he had was seen in the service, should be almost [?] [?] condition for [?] a little prompt attention. The immediate cause of this outbreak[?] was the want of Shoes and pants, suitable to appear in[?] dress[?] in[?], most of these Soldiers are new[?] [?], and quite independent[?] at home[?], and from[?] a without shoes, (many of these men[?] without an apology for Shoes) and with shirts protruding from many holes in their pants, these men refused to exhibit themselves
Description: A.B. Farwell writes to Governor Washburn regarding open rebellion and arrest of the 2nd Regiment troops, the disgrace of the loss at Manassas (Bull Run), and he urges more attention be paid to their wants.
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