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Chapter II Ordered to Washington Col. Clinton Beckwith's Story to be used reviewed by President Lincoln assignment to Brigade the 5th Maine and 121st N. Y The defeat of McClellan before Richmond, and his retreat to Harrison's Landing so uncovered Washington to an advance of the Confederate army, that it became necessary to rush additional forces to the defense of the capital of the nation, and only a week was allowed for equipment and drill of the 121st at Camp Schuyler. On
d, we were sent to New York and Washington, without special incident-feeding at the old cooper shop in Philadelphia, and getting a tough meal at Washington.
We were marched with full ranks, one thousand strong, in review past the great martyred Lincoln, and received his kindly commendation and warm approbation; and on, out to the fort in the chain of defenses of Washington, called after him, Fort Lincoln, in the vicinity of Hyattsville, Md., and near the famous duelling ground of slavery days.
Chapter II Ordered to Washington Col. Clinton Beckwith's Story to be used reviewed by President Lincoln assignment to Brigade
this journey are graphically told by members of the regiment.
Colonel Beckwith's is the most explicit, and before quoting from his diary of t ed instruction in the tactics and practice of war.
To resume Col. Beckwith's narrative, Here for a little time we busied ourselves with th evious day, were deprived of even that scant period of rest.
Col. Beckwith continues,
We, in our inexperience, clung to our knapsack e corps and took its place in the Second Brigade.
According to Col. Beckwith the reception it received was not altogether pleasant.
He says he advance of the army, to oppose Lee's invasion of Maryland, Col. Beckwith gives a vivid and somewhat amusing description of a physical prost
In his quick recovery and immediate return to the regiment Comrade Beckwith was especially fortunate, for according to Col. Cronkite, by t