1862 February [?]

[George’s father made a dating error in copying out this letter, either in the heading or in the 1st line] My Dear Father I take my pen in hand to answer yours of Feby 9I was not aware it was … Continue reading

1862 February 28 Winchester, Va.

Winchester Feby 28-62My Darling WifeI reached here day before yesterday and expected to devote yesterday evening to a letter home, but so soonas I got pen & paper ready to commence we hadan order to change our camp. My ride … Continue reading

1862 February 28 [Roanoke Island]

[from the diary of Jesse Calvin Spaulding, Co. F, 25th Massachusetts] FridayFeb 28 Another pleasant day. Phineas didnot get back last night, but staidon the New York. We had a regimentalreview and inspection this forenoon. thisafternoon I finished Dunallan, and … Continue reading

1862 February 28 Camp Pickens

Camp Pickens, Feb 28th/62 Dear Edm. I wrote to you a few days ago but havereceived no answer. My letter may havemiscarried. I wrote to you in regard tomy boy Ned who ran off about a weekago. I thought it … Continue reading

1862 February 28 Centreville, Va.

Camp near CentrevilleFebruary 28th, 1862 Dear Pa:- This note will be handed to you by Mr. Milleror Eliza Paterson. I send in the charge of Mr. Miller(who has been authorized to go to Front Royal to carryour surplus baggage) a … Continue reading

1862 February 28 Fort Lafayette

Fort Lafayertte28 Feb. 1862 Belle CousineYou see I am pursuingmy reconnaisance of the harbourdefences and fortifications ofthe United States, which Icommenced last November–atpresent Fort Lafayette is theobject of my attention and I havecome to the conclusion, that it is a … Continue reading

1862 February 28 Charlottesville, Va

Charlottesville Feby 28thI have very unwillingly put off answer-ing your letter until this time, dear Papa. Itwas written from Charleston, and you spoke ofreturning to Camp next day, so I know it wouldbe useless to direct my letter to you … Continue reading

1862 February 28 Camp Union

[from the diary of James Dinsmore Templeton, musician and private in the 23rd Ohio]February 28Went down to the millthis morning withGillett before breakfastto procure breadwere mustered thismorning Played forGuard Mounting Alex& I fixed my Horn alsowent to the mill for … Continue reading

1862 February 28 Fort Grafton

Fort GraftonFriday night Feby 28th My darling wifey I received this eveninga letter from you and one fromVirginia–with regard to the subjectconcerning which you both wrote, I will say that I would be glad tohave a clerkship in the war … Continue reading

1862 February 28 Richmond

Richmond Feby the 28th, 1862 My dear Mary [Edmonia Noland] I can hardly believe that it isa week today since I left home and I have notbeen able to send you a line, but what withtrying to do a little … Continue reading