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to the south, southwest, and southeast of Cairo, Illinois, prior to the Rebellion, depended upon thcities of Cincinnati, Louisville, Saint Louis, Cairo, and Memphis, Vicksburg, Natchez, and New Orleing these bales and barrels on to the levee at Cairo by the light of pine torches planted on the shess mud was not the only unpleasant feature of Cairo at that time. The sudden concentration of thoited at different points, they were hurried to Cairo. There they were mustered in regiments ready them thus far on their long journey. Reaching Cairo they were deposited on the levee, which, like ose friends were in the regiments stationed at Cairo, in collecting car-loads of home-made blankets out. Arriving at the bridge sixty miles above Cairo, on the Illinois Central Railroad, we got off r nurse who followed the Army of the West from Cairo to the grand review, came in with a bowl of br sorts of excuses to get down into the city of Cairo. One evening I was sitting in Colonel Logan's [21 more...]
Chapter 6: More troops at Cairo expedition up the Tennessee and the Cumberland arrivmore troops were ordered to rendezvous at Cairo, Illinois. General Grant was designated to organizebers were mobilized in and around inhospitable Cairo. Munitions of war and commissary stores were the transports began to come into the port at Cairo. Orders were issued for the troops to be readmy husband's death, I started at once for Cairo, Illinois, determined, if it were possible, to go tery limited, and hundreds of people flocked to Cairo, anxious to go up the Tennessee and Cumberlandg Landing and on to Corinth. On my arrival at Cairo I learned that Colonel Logan was not killed, bus to join him. Going to army headquarters at Cairo, I applied for permission to go up the river. ospital, and in battle from the time they left Cairo, February, 1862, till Vicksburg fell, July 4, sequently, by the time General Logan landed at Cairo his heroism, magnanimity, kindness to his men,
was again encamped around the capital it had hastened to defend in 1861. The armies from the Southwest who had been from Cairo to New Orleans, on the coast from New York to Saint Augustine, from Vicksburg to Lookout Mountain, from Atlanta to the se whole army would have passed a regulation inspection. In the glory of that day Logan's men forgot the fathomless mud of Cairo, the sleet, mud, and water around Forts Henry and Donelson, the heat and long siege of Vicksburg, the rugged mountains ofgressive times, had then been in vogue. After the departure of General Logan for the rendezvous of the troops at Cairo, Illinois, in 1861, we had decided that I had better reside in Carbondale, Jackson County, Illinois, on the Illinois Central R Marion, Illinois. A young man by the name of Henry Hopper, of that town, having gone to a Democratic convention at Cairo, Illinois, was exposed to and attacked by cholera. He arrived home at noon and was dead at night. His wife followed him a fe
47, he had given much offence to the people of this country by his criticisms of America and Americans, and by his drastic description in Martin Chuzzlewit of Cairo, Illinois, and the swamps of that section, which, he declared, caused even the frogs to shake with the ague. It is a curious coincidence that his son should have come to the United States so lately to deliver lectures, and that he should have been invited to Cairo, Illinois, in order to counteract, even at this late date, the impression which Martin Chuzzlewit had created of Cairo. He was royally entertained in that city, and subsequently addressed a letter to the mayor that did him great crCairo. He was royally entertained in that city, and subsequently addressed a letter to the mayor that did him great credit. Unfortunately, the brilliant son of a brilliant father died in New York at the close of his tour. It is not too much to say that the prima donnas, actresses, and actors of that time were greater artistes than those of today. The operas were finer, and the plays which came under the head of legitimate drama were of a hi
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ardens which seemed elysian in their beauty. From Alexandria to Cairo the journey is uninteresting, but the moment you enter Shepheard's Hotel in Cairo, you feel that you are in a cosmopolitan city; and if you will sit on the veranda an hour, you will see representatives from ee on Egypt that will not be paid for many generations. While in Cairo, we visited the Pyramids which rise like gigantic mountain peaks fr on board a very uncomfortable ship bound for Alexandria, thence to Cairo. After enjoying Cairo for some weeks, we decided to go up the NileCairo for some weeks, we decided to go up the Nile on a Cook steamer as far as Assuan. We contemplated chartering a dahabiyeh, but after investigating the condition of these house-boats, weur itinerary provided for a stop at every interesting point between Cairo and Assuan. It would take volumes to describe in detail the ruins ranite appears in the desert waste of upper Egypt. Returning to Cairo from Assuan, where we spent a few days, we proceeded to Alexandria,