1862 December 21 3rd Brigade Headquarters

Hd Qurs 3d Brigade    Dec 21st (Sunday) 1862My own darling JennieLast night, to day, and to night we are ex-periencing the coldest weather of the season andour men and officers are suffering no little.  Sofar as I am concerned … Continue reading

1862 December 21 Head Quarters, Divn

                                        Head Quarters, Divn                                             Dec 21, 62Genl:    Yr. kind note I have just recd & beg you to acceptmy thanks–In my report I had approximated to givestatement of  casualties.- Be assured, Dear Sir I shallremember with lively satisfaction the gallant … Continue reading

1862 December 21 Caroline County, Va.

Camp near Port RoyalCaroline Co., Dec 21 ’62 My Dear Sister,Your lit-tle note of the 29th ult. madeits appearance  here about a week sinceand it is unnecessary for meto say that its reception gaveme unusual delight for itwas the first … Continue reading

1862 December 21 Port Royal, Va.

[from the diary of Frank C. Fitzhugh of Cutshaw’s Battery]                                   Sunday 21Uncle Albert Dade cameto see us.  remained but afew minutes. [transcript by … Continue reading

1862 December 21 Camp near Fredricksburg

Camp near Fredericksburg   Sunday Afternoon       Dec 21st 1862-        Dear Phebe           It is the lordsLords day and all activeopperations are suspendedthe immense armies arestill and from the twosides of the Rappahanock theycan … Continue reading

1862 December 21 across the Rappahannock from Fredericksburg

[from the diary of Samuel S. Johnson, of the 1st Massachusetts Independent Light Battery]                                 Dec 21st      Unlike the two preceeding ones, these … Continue reading

1862 December 21 Norfolk, Va.

[from the message book of Lt. Thomas S. Seabury, 3rd New York Infantry] Dec. 21st  To Capt. Liebenan     A lighter is here with     30 sacks salt passed by     Capt. Judson-shall I     let her pass      … Continue reading

1862 December 21 across Rappahannock from Fredericksburg

[from the diary of the Rev. Francis E. Butler, chaplain of the 25th New Jersey] Sun. 21 – bright & cold.  Visited hos.  Distributed tracts & books.  Heldservice in P. M.  Dr. Blundel here – [transcript by Mary Roy Dawson … Continue reading

1862 December 21 Belle Plain, Va.

[from the diary of John Ward of the 102nd Pennsylvania] Dec 21st Sundayall quite alongthe lines thismorengin [transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards] MSS 12913

1862 December 21 Nashville, Tenn.

[from the diary of Captain William F. Hunter, Co. B., 97th Ohio]      Dec. 21st, ’62.Today rode overto the 51st Ohio, & saw Sam. Worthing-ton; his father re-signed last Sept.,at Bowling Green,Ky. Ordered to have 3-day’s rations cooked & … Continue reading