Lt Colonel Charles B Lamborn 15th Pennsylvania Vols Cw Diary And Effects
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Lt Colonel Charles B Lamborn 15th Pennsylvania Vols Cw Diary And Effects:
Lt Colonel Charles B Lamborn of Chester Cty Pa, served with the 30th Pa Vols from 6/4/61-2/17/63 as a Lt, then transfered to the 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry on 2/17/63 as a Lt Colonel and stayed with that Regiment till resigning on 2/1/65. Included are his Civil War Diary 1862, see commentary below, 1/9th Plate Ambrotype of Lamborn from 1859, Several photos of him and his wife from post War. Several letters and covers and a personal Wallet along with a group of Business cards he collected during his life.
Some Diary Content, "HQ 1st Brigad McCalls Div Camp Pierpont Va. near Washington Jan 1, 1862, I have long been thinking of that the stirring events which an ___ following the breaking up of the country led up to this monotonous camp life and waiting and preparation of Drill and Guard duty would furnish material for a Journal. The liesure of today and the warm luxurient Breeze which flows through my open tent, imagining an early spring prompt me to commence this record on the first day of 1862. What I shall write here is linked for no eyes but my own and I shall explain in perfectly fine and unguarded language my opinion of individuals and events....I shall in private comment on the characters and abilities of the prominent officers that I shall meet and the military movements I shall take part of...." goes on to talk about the choosing of officers in his regt and activities he has seen in 24 pages written in ink. Later an August 13, 1862 entry goes General Reynolds returned this morning exchanged from Richmond Capt Kingsbury accompanied him, General McCall and some 150 other officers also arrived. All are exchanged and fit for duty, McCall has been ordered to Washington as I do not think he will assume command again. Reynolds was recieved with the greatest enthusiasm and his appearance ____ has given the men courage and confidence, it is understood he will command the Division. August 15th we embarked with the other two Brigades of our division on transports for Fredericksburg, the city is evacuated. Sykes and Morrell marched last night (2nd Bull Run campaign) Heavy winds have kept us off the point, Aug 20th we reached Aquia creek landing took cars to Fredericksburg to join the command of General Burnside Aug 21 we setout for a Confederate work, talks about going up the Rappanhanock to Kelly's Ford, I have met General Burnside he is a man of great social capacity..... August 23 heavy cannonading at the Rappahanock and Sulphur springs from Pope's army the vanguard of McDowells Corps marching to Rappanhanock station via Warrenton. Aug 26th I met with General Reynolds and took after King's Division. Aug 28th Skirmish at Groveton south of the old Bull Run Battlefield, Gibbons brigade and Division (Iron Brigade) had a severe engagement with the enemy at Groveton this evening. 29th Battle of Groveton our artillery took an active part 30th Second Battle of Bull Run our division clearly engaged and outmanouvered" then goes blank during the Union route. Later commentary on General Reynolds and some record keeping. Just a fraction of the content in the Journal.
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