Civil War Broadside And Als Re: Thanksgiving Celebration At Ft. Pulaski, Georgia


Civil War Broadside And Als Re: Thanksgiving Celebration At Ft. Pulaski, Georgia

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Civil War Broadside And Als Re: Thanksgiving Celebration At Ft. Pulaski, Georgia:
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A Civil War Soldier Celebrates Thanksgiving at Ft. Pulaski, Georgia

Union soldier James Himrod sends his niece a broadside and letter describing the Thanksgiving festivities at Fort Pulaski, Georgia. After describing the food and festivities, he comments on the scandalous behavior of some of the officers and offers his opinion of commanding Generals McClellan and Burnside.

JAMES HIMROD. [CIVIL WAR]. Broadside and Autograph Letter Signed. Fort Pulaski, Ga., November 30, 1862. 6 pp., 6½ x 8 in. Broadside 7½ x 9¾ in.

Inventory #23231

Partial Transcript

“having written to you and Jule only a day or two previous I thought it best to put off answering it until after Thanksgiving, that I might give you a description of the Festivities of the Occassion. Enclosed herewith is you will receive the Program for the day and evening, that is, the Public entertainments....There were many of the officers present from other Regiments at Hilton Head and from their conduct on that day and evening, I should judge that many of them entertain no respect for their wives, mothers, & sisters they have left at home, and then to think that we who respect ourselves have to render homage to such beings as our Superior Officers. And what is more, our Country’s life is, as it were, in such hands. But thank God there were some Noble exceptions among the Officers of the 48th....

As for myself, I enjoyed myself on Thanksgiving day very much...I will give you our bill of fare.. Roast Beef Chicken Pot Pie...Potatoes (mashed) Sweet Potatoes (Boiled) Tomatoes (Stewed) Turnips (Mashed)...Apple Pie Almonds Blackberry Jam Raising Pudding Bread Pudding Apples...

You misjudge me Minnie, when you say I am no friend to Genl McClellan. I think him a good General and a Patriot, though not enough of a go ahead. He is the best engineer probably in the United States, but for offensive operation, too slow entirely....I think you will find that Genl Burnside is the man...”

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