Monthly Archives: March 2014

March 31, 1864 The poor citizens of Virginia

Stephenesburg.  March 31st   Dear Mother   I have just had a long chat with Bill Pershall. the wholl of the 1st have arrived and oh how manny they look to be beside the rest of the Brigade more than all … Continue reading

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March 26, 1864 We are having some cold weather hear and now…

  Stephenesburg March 26th Dear Mother   I received a letter from you and Jane & Father. I was much pleased for I have not had one in some time. we are having some cold weather here now and a … Continue reading

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March 11, 1864 Still on picket at Mortons Foard

Mortons Foard March 11th   My Dear Mother. I take this opertunity to write you. We have heard from the Reg they were at the White House 7 miles from Richmond and we have lost 45 men out of the … Continue reading

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March 7, 1864 – Mortons Ford

Mortons Ford March 7th My Dear Mother I have received two letters from you in the last few days. We are picketing here (all that is left of us) while the rest of our Brigade also the 1st Brigade in … Continue reading

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McOmber’s March letters

Spencer’s March letters cover a variety of topics. He reports on skirmishes, raids, and the picket duty he participated in but also shares a lot of personal information. McOmber is curious about a purchase of land his mother is apparently … Continue reading

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