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

Lieutenant Edward Hopkins – April 7th 1864

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Thursday April 7, 1864

Write to Chas E Hopkins.  Make out charges & specifications against Willard Brooks Company D & leave with the provost Marshall.  Go down town.

Witnesses                               Sergeant J. Wheeler

In Brooks case                        Sergeant M. N. Gidley

Recruit William Brooks

Dr. F. Adams, Surgeon 149th

Holiday!          Races at Stevenson

Program

1st Horse Race                                                     4 sack race

2   Wheelbarrow race blindfolded                        5 climbing greased pole

3   Foot race                                                         6 catching greased pig

A liberal purse made up by officers for each winner.  Fine day, good performance.  Fun, side splitting.  That’s all.  Thomas Casson returns to Company D from Knapp’s battery.  Send a paper to Harry Knapp.

1st Lieutenant Edward Hopkins

149th NY Volunteer Infantry Regiment

Stevenson, Alabama

Lieutenant Edward Hopkins – April 4th 1864

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Monday April 4, 1864

Have Willard Brooks arrested and sent to Provost Marshal at Stevenson to be forwarded to Bridgeport with charges for desertion.  The new recruit William Brooks goes to QM Department to assist there.  Telegram received stating that the 12th & 11th Corps are to be consolidated to be called the 1st Corps, Army of the Cumberland.  General Slocum ordered to the command of Vicksburg.  General Hooker to take Command of the 1st Corps & General Howard of the 4th.  Bad news for us.

1st Lieutenant Edward Hopkins

149th NY Volunteer Infantry Regiment

Stevenson, Alabama

Lieutenant Edward Hopkins – April 2nd 1864

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Saturday April 2, 1864

In camp.  Visit Company E boys at second post.  Wesley Hodges returned.  Jeff & Amos come with him and work for the government at 2.50 per day.  I make out my Ordnance Returns for the 1st Qtr 1864 & forward to Chief of Ordnance, Washington.  Send a paper to Horace Hiscock.

1st Lieutenant Edward Hopkins

149th NY Volunteer Infantry Regiment

Stevenson, Alabama

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