Monthly Archives: December 2013

December 27, 1863 Merry Christmass no mistake

Sunday Dec 27th  63 On Picket Dear Mother It is twelve oclock midnight & we are on picket just below Mortons Ford and we have been for 5 days.  Christmass you would have laughed to see me on an old … Continue reading

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December 19, 1863 Winter Quarters

Mortons foard Dec 19th 63 Dear Mother. I received a letter today from you also two papers we are on picket here & we have winter quarters in Stephensburg 2 ½ miles from here.  I think we will stay in … Continue reading

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December 1863

December 1863 December may be the holiday season but Spencer makes only a fleeting reference to Christmas in the two letters he sent to his mother that month.  His letters reflect the relatively quiet winter life of Civil War soldiers. … Continue reading

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