Lieutenant Edward Hopkins – April 23rd 1864

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Saturday April 23, 1864

Receive a letter from Miss M.J.D.  Go out on picket with a detail of 21 men, 7 corporals. & 2 sergeants, 7 posts.   Make my headquarters near a brick house near the left of the line.  Board at the house with Mr. Cargile.  The old gentleman is quite intelligent and sociable, two girls very fine.  The old gentleman says his pasture has been enlarged right smart and he hardly knows where the lines are.

1st Lieutenant Edward Hopkins

149th NY Volunteer Infantry Regiment

Stevenson, Alabama

Lieutenant Edward Hopkins – April 21st 1864

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Thursday April 21, 1864

Officers of the 149th & 60th play a game of ball.  149th beat the 60th by 5 talleys.  Send a paper to J Bishop, Chattanooga Gazette.  Recruits in my street are assigned to me for drill.  Pleasant day.  No news of importance.

1st Lieutenant Edward Hopkins

149th NY Volunteer Infantry Regiment

Stevenson, Alabama

Lieutenant Edward Hopkins – April 16th 1864

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Saturday April 16, 1864

Officers of the 60th & 149th play a game of ball in the AM.   Colonel Randall, Lieutenant Covill, J. Knapp & I go to Bridgeport in the PM.  Covill is mustered as Captain in Company H.  Knapp as 1st Lieutenant in Company B & I as 1st Lieutenant in Company E.  Covill mustered back to 7th March, 1864, Knapp back to 12th April/64, and I back to 13 April/64.  Return on passenger train , buy a pair of 1st Lieutenant’s straps, $6.00 of Marsh.

1st Lieutenant Edward Hopkins

149th NY Volunteer Infantry Regiment

Stevenson, Alabama

Lieutenant Edward Hopkins – April 15th 1864

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Friday April 15, 1864

Brigade reviewed by General Slocum for the purpose of taking leave of the troops before going to Vicksburg.  The 149th are complimented for their good appearance.  General Slocum makes a few remarks to the Officers.  Says he wishes to have them break the line & come around him.  Throw off the military & appear as friends.  Thanks the Officers & men for their obedience and kindness and hopes he shall meet them again soon.

1st Lieutenant Edward Hopkins

149th NY Volunteer Infantry Regiment

Stevenson, Alabama

Edward Hopkins – April 9th 1864

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Saturday April 9, 1864

Receive a letter from Mother. Send a paper to Horace Hiscock.  Pleasant morning.  A citizen calling himself Lorenzo Thomson comes to my camp with a canteen of whiskey and gets two of the boys tight.  I send him under guard to the Provost Marshal, Stevenson and the men to their quarter.  Sergeant Higgins meets with an accident by attempting to jump over a hand car on the bridge.  Falls and bruises his head and his right ear is nearly torn off.  Send for the surgeon & have it dressed.  Rainy night.

1st Lieutenant Edward Hopkins

149th NY Volunteer Infantry Regiment

Stevenson, Alabama

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