• [Civil War] Maj. Gen. Robert Schenck, Wounded at 2nd Bull Run, U.S. Minister to England, Writes of Travels

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    MAJOR GENERAL ROBERT C. SCHENCK was appointed Brigadier General of Ohio troops and fought at Vienna and was with Rosecans in West Virginia. During Jackson’s Valley campaign, he commanded the right flank of Fremont’s army at Cross Keys. He was wounded at 2nd Bull Run and appointed Major General. After the war, he served in Congress and was named U.S. Minister to England. He also became famous as an expert on Draw Poker. 4 pp, ALS, London, Jan. 30, 1873, to Senator Anthony, written while Schenck was in England.


    “Your note received a quarter of a year ago was one of many I took along with me to Italy in October to be answered at leisure hours, as I journeyed from place to place. But sight-seeing & the idle enjoyment of that lovely land interfered with the execution of my good resolution…If I had not been so delinquent there is no knowing what pretty description I might have given you of some place or something in the course of my travels. The whole trip was a fresh & continuous enjoyment to my daughter & to me. I had never been south of Florence before & was never in Italy at all. But our dear little friend, Jeanie, told you of all she saw, which was doubtless pretty much the same in that greater of the old classic world. You note about your failing to see Mrs. Bates & her husband, my friends to whom I gave a letter to you last summer…We met the Bates’ at Marseilles…Come while it is in the season & Parliament is in session.”


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