and I Attended the Theater
December – 4 December 1861]
2nd [December 1861]
captain was kind enough to
give us a pass for Washington today. We walked to the city. Sidney and I
attended the theatre at night and were arrested by the patrol and finally
lodged in guardhouse.
here we are confined with
about one hundred and fifty prisoners. I think we shall be released though this
morning. I guess when they catch me again they will know it.
Received a pass from the Provost
Marshall today at two o’clock and returned home glad to escape from the
loathsome station house.
Tierney, J. (2007). 1861 Civil War Diary of Private Alfred Covell
62nd NYSV Co. I Homepage.