Benton, Thomas H. – June 1, 1862

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters

Catlett’s Sta, Va. June 1st 1862 Dear Father: This is the first opportunity I have had of writing since we left Fredericksburg, and I have to trust this in the hands of strangers, and do not know whether you will ever get it or not. We left Fredericksburg last Sunday and marched eight miles on the road towards Richmond, and camped there until Thursday. We then received orders to march back to this place. We arrived here last night after marching 40 miles.