Report of the Expedition for the Relief of Yellow-Fever Sufferers on the Lower Mississippi Forgotten Books

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Excerpt from Report of the Expedition for the Relief of Yellow-Fever Sufferers on the Lower MississippiSir: I have the honor to submit the following report of the expedition for the relief of yellow-fever sufferers on the Lower Mississippi, onMoreExcerpt from Report of the Expedition for the Relief of Yellow-Fever Sufferers on the Lower MississippiSir: I have the honor to submit the following report of the expedition for the relief of yellow-fever sufferers on the Lower Mississippi, on which expedition I was ordered as assistant to First Lieut.

H. H. Benner, Eighteenth Infantry.In obedience to telegraphic instructions from headquarters Department of the South, Newport Barracks, Ky., September 29 and September 30, 1878, First Lieut. H. H. Benner, Eighteenth Infantry, and I left Atlanta, Ga., on the morning of October 1, 1878, and proceeded directly to Saint Louis, Mo., where we arrived in the evening of October 2, 1878. Lieutenant Benner reported to Gov.

A. R. Shepherd, chairman national relief committee, and I reported to Lieutenant Benner, according to instructions, upon our arrival at the Lindell Hotel, Saint Louis.The steamer John M. Chambers, a stern-wheel boat of about 300 tons capacity, had been chartered for the occasion, and as being loaded with stores for distribution, and of which boat and cargo Lieutenant Benner was to take charge as commander, with me as his assistant, the cargo to be distributed according to printed instructions given Lieutenant Benner by Governor She)herd, a copy of which is inclosed.While awaiting the completion of the loading of the boat a telegram was received by Lieutenant Benner from Brig.

Gen. Augur, commanding Department of the South, to the effect that there was an apprehension of an attack being made on the boat, by lawless mobs, for the purpose of securing the stores, and directing him to take precautions against the possibility of such an occurrence. Lieutenant Benner received 20 carbines and 2,000 rounds of ammunition from General Grover, at the arsenal below Saint Louis, with which to arm the crew, and the boat having been loaded, she started down the river at 11 oclock a. m., October 4, 1878.The party was composed as follows: First Lieut.

H. H. Benner, Eighteenth Infantry, commanding- Second Lieut. Charles S. Hall, Thirteenth Infantry, assistant- H. M. Keys, A. S. U. S. M. H. S., surgeon in charge- Henry L. Kessler, druggist- Vincent M. Yore, master of steamer- a representative of the Chicago Relief Committee and correspondent of a Chicago newspaper- a correspondent of Saint Louis papers, and a boats crew embracing 33 men, and one chambermaid- making in all 41 souls on board.The cargo for distribution was made up as per accompanying inventory (marked A).The steamer proceeded on down the river 80 miles to Chester, III., at which point we arrived at 7.30 p.

m. Stopped here to fix the wheel and rudder, and concluded to remain all night on account of the uncertainty and danger of running that portion of the river by night.The remainder of this report will be given as I take it from logs, kept by Lieutenant Benner and myself on the trip, as I think all the incidents and details of the trip can be better shown in that form than otherwise.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books.

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