1861 November 26 Camp near Centreville

Corps of Artillery Army of the Potomac My dear Father [General John Hartwell Cocke] Your very long & welcome letter by Dr Holeman wasduly delivered and has been much longer unanswered than Iwished,tho in truth I was uncertain had I … Continue reading

1861 November 26

[from the diary of James Dinsmore Templeton of the 23rd Ohio] No Dress parade Agreedto pay Joe 10 Dol for cookingmy share 67 cts per monthwrote letter to Aunty Hayspracticed Alex came upfrom Cannelton, Cloudy MSS 10317

1861 November 26

[from the diary of Francis G. Hale of the 34th Ohio Zouaves] We left Mud Bridgelast night at about nineo clock and started forBarboursville we arivedhere about 2 oclock wetmudy and tired for itwas very mudy andsnowed pretty near allthe … Continue reading

1861 November 26 Camp Palmer Virginia

My Dear Nephew–Your welcome letterreached me safely today, and havingwritten to your mother already and feelingvery tired, I did not intend writing youtonight, but then I know you would liketo hear from your dear uncle–so heregoes–Well my beautiful you bragas … Continue reading

1861 Nov[ember] 26 Camp near Centreville

My precious darling I am up this morning before day-light & before Reville [sic], Simply because I wastoo cold to sleep. I cant stand sleeping bymyself and I wont stand it! The fact isI cant sleep. Jennie darling I am … Continue reading

1861 November 26 Orange Court House

Dear Father and Mother I take my pen in handto drop you a few lines to letyou know that I am well atpresent and hope when theas fewlines come to hand they may findyou injoying the same blessing–I am sorry … Continue reading

1861 Nov[ember] 26 Manassas Junction

My Dear Mother, The box of under-clothing& the vest, and the accompanying letterswere received & I would have written soonerbut waited in hopes of getting my Carpet-sack so that I might send my clothesdown to be washed as I have … Continue reading

1861 November 25 Camp Dawson

[Stationary with vignette of Jefferson Davis and Confederate flags] Dear Fartherand Motherthes will informyou that I am well and hopeyou to bee th4 same the yankeesObened fire on us fridaymorning at 9 o c We returnedthe fire and Kept it … Continue reading

1861 Nov[ember] 25 Centreville

Dear Jennie I suppose you have decidedthat I have given up my plans & taken aplace up here in the Army. But although the cir-cumstancial[sic] evidence is pretty strong, such isnot the case, as I have just returned from avisit … Continue reading

1861 November 25

[from the diary of Francis G. Hale, 34th Ohio Zouaves] this morning is verycold and the snow isfalling a little now andthen we expect it willsnow to day the groundis frozen and it willlay on now I am onguard a … Continue reading