- Full Citation: George W. Lennard, "'Give Yourself No Trouble about Me': The Shiloh Letters of
George W. Lennard", ed. Paul Hubbard and Christine Lewis, Indiana Magazine of History 76, no. 1
(March 1980): 21-53.
- Home: Henry County (New Castle)
- Year: 1862
- Regiment:36th Indiana Volunteer Infantry
- Abstract: Lennard (1825-1864) wrote 160 letters to his wife Clarinda between 1862 and 1864.
The first 22, covering the period March 26-May 30, 1862, are reproduced here (originals are in the Arizona
State University Library). He participated in Shiloh, and his regiment was in the area for a month
after the battle, constantly around still unburied soldiers and horses. He died in the Battle of Resaca, Georgia.
- Sample Text:
- "Oh my God what a battle it was, in every direction for miles are the dead and dieing, and now three days
since the battle ended hundreds of the secesh are not buried yet...I have often herd of the battle field,
but I had no conception of what a terrible sight it was." (April 10, 1862, Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., p. 31)
- "I have but one time to die, and if it is my lot to fall in this great contest to save my country why,
I am not going to die in apprehension or in antisipation of death." (April 28, 1862, Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., p. 43)
- LC Subject Headings:
- United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 36th (1861-1865)
- Shiloh, Battle of, Tenn., 1862