Aug 24 Alexandria Va Aug 26 Dear Wife I have had no opportunity of writing to you in a long time nor received a letter from you. I do not know when our mail will be established again. you will have learned [ ? ] this that the whole of McClellan to any have left the Peninsula are to form a junction with Pape + Burnside
Camp near Sharpsburg Md. October 12th 1862 My Dear Florence Another week gone to the past + no no important movement made by our Army so far as elates to ourselves. We hear cheering news from the War + hope that tis all true
Camp at Blackford’s Ford, Md. September 28th, 1862 Tis the “quiet Sabbath now” but one can hardly realize that it’s the Sabbath, We are busy very busy in arranging the affairs of our comrades which disease and death have put in a good deal of confusion and today we learn of the death of another or our little band of Officers – Lieut. Wilkins Bloodgood died of his wounds Monday
Cedar Mountain, Va. Aug. 14th, 1862 Dear Father: We are now some forty miles from Fredericksburg, at Cedar Mountain, the late field of battle. We arrived here on last Monday night after two days hard marching. On the evening of the first day we crossed the Rappahannock River at Ellis’s Ford, wading up to our middle. That was Sunday. On Monday at 3 A.M. we again commenced marching, and marched upwards of thirty miles to this place.
Camp opposite Fredericksburg, Aug. 4th 1862 Dear Father: I did not receive your letter until yesterday but was glad to learn that all were well. Since I wrote last, we have moved our camp. We are now three miles from the Rappahannock. There is no prospect of us marching for some time yet.