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Talks of the difficulty getting paid. Also discusses how the other officers support him, despite the negative statements made about him by Captain Ayers. Notes that
the great Questions how he will be reunited with his regiment.
pike to Knoxville is now abandoned.
Describes regimental in-fighting as well as continued problems with pay.
Discusses Sunday services, saying
I gave in the morning by special request, an address to a Union Sabbath School, and preached in the afternoon. The people from every direction are urging me to come & preach, but my duties will not permit me to be often absent from camp.
Notes the arrival of the news of Lee’s surrender, saying
from every Fort around Knoxville demonstrations of joy were given in the firing of cannon. Expresses displeasure with Grant, arguing that he should now have
offered any other than unconditional surrender and then let Government show such mercy & leniency as might be wise & proper. Also speaks of the beauty of the area and the opportunities available for lawyers.
Outlines the command of the regiment, which has just made camp at Lenoir’s Station. Also notes that they are still unpaid. Describes many sick soldiers and says that
Red Tape-ism has closed up the avenue to Hospitals at Knoxville.
Expresses happiness over rumors that they are to be mustered out today. Describes Jackson as
a wealthy & very beautiful place said to be the handsomest town in Tennessee. But the people are very different from those of E. Tennessee. They are proud, haughty, aristocratic, and are today as rebellious in spirit as they were four years ago. Also talks of post-war anger in both Jackson and Memphis.