Warrenton Nov. 7th, 1862
Dear sister
Your last long entertaining
letter written in Temple was duly
recieved, but that box which cost
you so much trouble and time .
I am sorry to say has not come
to hand. I have hopes of getting
it some time. It was my intention
when sending for it to stay at
Washington untill it arrived, but
fate or rather the Officers decreed it
different I left Washington the seventh
of October for Fredrick City Md where
our regiment was doing Provost duty
Col. Allen acting Govoner of the City
and County We had on easy time
and most of the Officers felt confident
of stopping there this winter
Last saturday their calculations
wer steped on by those who had a
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so to do ordering the 1st Me to report
immediately to Gen. Reynolds consequently
sunday noon found us on the march for
Harpers Ferry distant twently miles
we crossed the river six miles below the ferry
on a pontoon bridge, at a place called
Berlin. Wednesday night brought us
up with the General Thursday (yesterday)
our Co. was detailed to act as body guard
for him, and to wind up the matter
we got to this place last night at nine
oclock all have remined in camp our company
patroling the streets picking up the
straglers. how long we stop here
of course is uncertain the army is
advancing by all the roads as fast
as they can get along the rebels retreating
and most of them keep out of our way .
It is ten oclock, am seated by a good
fire in what was formerly a Lawyers
Office. Must write the other sheet
reason of the year
to [????]. Never sow it [????] in me at this
Those stamps came [1]
The ground is covered with real genuine snow. Mothers letter was recieved.
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My health is good at present was quite sick at [on top of page written upside down]
Fredrik came near having a Fever
When I get a chance will write you more
know when this will go. Mail [?????] are not very good or regular in [Wo, gh?] [4]
this week. My respects to all F. N. Holman [5]

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November 7, 1858


Co. L, 1st Maine Cavalry


Residence (County): 
Oxford County, ME


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Allyson Page Dale
Transcription Date: 
April, 2015
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
April, 2016

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