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Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Xlxv. (search)
le of Fair Oaks was fought May 31, 1862; or rather this is the date of the first of the terrible seven days before Richmond, when, as is now abundantly established, even by Rebel testimony, it would have been an easy matter for McClellan to have captured what proved to be the Sebastopol of the Rebellion. During this week of battles, many of our wounded men were sent on steamboats and transports to White House landing, upon the estate of Mrs. Fitz Hugh Lee, wife of the Rebel General. Prosper M. Wetmore, of New York city, was, at this juncture, on a visit to the army. Very ill himself while on the Peninsula, his sympathies were greatly excited for the wounded soldiers, confined, during the broiling weather, to the boats, compelled to quench the burning thirst created by their wounds with the muddy water of the Pamunkey, which caused and aggravated disease in a fearful manner. As a civilian, he was permitted to go on shore, and there found the magnificent lawns and grounds, including
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Index. (search)
173, 171, 175, 176, 250, 296, 319; Five Points' Sunday-School, 133; at Henry Ward Beecher's church. 134; relations with Cabinet, 135; Secretary Cameron's Report, 136; General Patterson, 137; Secretary Cameron's retirement, 138; interview with P. M. Wetmore, (N. Y.,) 140; sensitiveness. 144, 145; thin skinned, 145; willingness to receive advice, 146; canvassed hams, 148; indifference to personal appearance, 148; Nicolay and Hay, 149; Nasby letters, 151; relief found in storytell-ing, 152; Greel3. Stone, Dr., 81. Swayne, (Sculptor,) 59. T. Taylor, B. F., 154. Thompson, George, 75. Thompson, Rev. J. P., 143, 186, 259. Tilton, 89, 167, 196. V. Van Alen, 173. Vinton, Rev., Francis, 117. W. Wade and Davis, 145. Wadsworth, General, 270. Washington, raid on, 301. Webster, 37, 71, 130. Welles, Secretary, 232. Wetmore, P. M., 140. Wilderness battles, 30. Wilkeson, 101. Willets, Rev., 187. Willis, N. P., 115. Y. Yates, Governor, 267. The End.