1862 December 22 Belle Plain, Va.

Camp opposite FredericksburgDec 22nd 1862Dear Sister Helen,I have just receivedyour letter of 18th but had been lookingfor it for a day or two, we have ourmails regular now but for the week thatwe were fighting all mails were stoppedboth ways … Continue reading

1862 December 22 near Nashville

[from the diary of Captain William F. Hunter, Co. B., 97th Ohio]                        Dec. 22nd, ’62.Clear & warm.Taylor, who was last        night notified of theacceptance of his re-signation, started,this morning, home. 2nd Lt. George K. Taylor, Co. B. transcript by … Continue reading

1862 December 22 Fort Tillinghast

        Fort Tillinghast  Decr 22d/62                                    2 oclk PMDear Wife,                    We have had quite a littleexcitement for the last day or two,  Oneother company of our regiment hasbeen ordered to Harpers Ferry, to dogarrison duty, We expected it wouldbe Company M, … Continue reading

1862 December 22 [Morris?] Mount on the Rappahannock

                                      [Morris?] Mount  on the                            Rappahannock Dec 22nd 1862 Dear Aunt          Your letter by the hands of Mr Dorrier reachedme yesterday  I am truly sorry to hear of Sallies illnessand hope she may soon recover,  I have … Continue reading

1862 December 22 across from Fredericksburg

[from the diary of the Rev. Francis E. Butler, chaplain of the 25th New Jersey] Mon. 22 – little warmer – In hos. & writing letters for sick, &c. Powelldied of gun shot in side. Sd. 60 – 13 in … Continue reading

1862 December 22 Norfolk, Va.

[from the message book of Lt. Thomas S. Seabury, 3rd New York Infantry] Dec. 22 To 2222 Lt. Strong will beabsent a day or two longer; Green will take charge.        (Signed) 22                        

1862 December 22-24 across the Rappahannock from Fredericksburg

[from the diay of John Ward of the 102nd Pennsylvania] Dec 22d Mondaymoringin Wheare Still in campand a verey finemoringin Dec Tuesday 23dat the campCamp this wasa verey Beaffall [beautiful] Daythe sun was vereywarm and Plasant Dec 24 WensdayStill im … Continue reading

1862 December 22-23 [Clarke County, Va.]

[from the diary of Matthella Page Harrison as transcribed at a later date] Tuesday, December 22nd–The gentlemen left today.  It is reported 150 cavalry are in Winchester. Wednesday, December 23rd–Yankee infantry entered Winchester today, it is said.  White with his … Continue reading

1862 December 22-24 Campbell County, Va.

[from the diary of George W. Dabney, a clerk of Campbell County]        22d MondayClear & cold  20″  38″W. Wd off, wrote little Lizziegetting rails & wood.         23d TuesdayClear & cool  36″ 48″Clothes finished & glovesWd & neph to … Continue reading

1862 December 22 Chapel Hill, N.C.

[from the diary of Eliza Oswald Hill, refugee from Wilmington, N.C.] Monday  have been busy all day making pantelets for Eliza—the weatherhas moderated–No mail again–The Post Master says there has beennone for 4 days-Sarah has sent a Hack to meet … Continue reading