Nov 7 62
[1] all the boys we[?]
frying pigs the order
of the day

N About five miles from
Warngton between Leesburg
and arington encamped
upon a side hill among
pigs and honey it has a nowed
all day or we should have ben
on our march but as it
is we have ben confiscating
pigs and honey about
50 hives have ben taken
and shared by the boys
and all have turned
buchers on our march
yu can hear the distant
roar of canon the loud
suealing of pigs and
the shrill squaking
of poltry the boys
intend to cary out Pops [2]
orders in regard to
substing on the country
You pas through
[written in right margin]
I am well and in condition to eat 3 rations per day
[page 2]
The plan of operations we
no nothing about but
We think we shal not do
much at present as the
enemy will retreat untill
we are weakend by
Disease, and they are in
strong position then will
be hard and hot work
we are in my opinion two
month behind the time
but you know that
(I am not genral of
this show or things
would go right
y uou think this rather
consaty but there is
more fools than one
that think the same
thing. I think oure genrals
doeing the right thing
only not quick enough
but perhaps it is unavoid
able M.P.L.

  1. Written at top right
  2. Gen Pope?
November 7, 1862


Co. H, 17th Maine Infantry
Residence (County): 
Cumberland County, ME



From State: 
From Note: 
Northeastern Virginia

Transcription/Proofing Info

Kelly Baker
Transcription Date: 
April, 2015
M. Ellis
Proof Date: 
March, 2016

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