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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Camp Vermont, Tuesday, November 4, 1862

"I slept till about five o'clock when I awoke with a decidedly chilly sensation around the lower extremities, and immediately got up, went to a fire, and went through the warming up process. In the morning we were marched about one mile to our present situation where we found our tents and the rest of our baggage and set to preparing for housekeeping again." ~ Hezron G. Day, pvt., Company C, Sixteenth Regiment, Letter of November 9, 1862

"The next morning we pitched our tents, and are very comfortably situated now.  The prospect is that we shall remain here for a considerable time,–perhaps going to winter quarters."~ E. D. Keyes, 1st Lieutenant, Company H, Sixteenth Regiment, writing as "Duane" in letter of November 7, 1862 to Bellows Falls Times, published November 14,1862.

"Tuesday 4th  Got a pass this morning to go to Washington to meet George. Walked to Alexandria (2 or 3 miles) & took a boat for W. Called at Step. Prentice’s (496 9th St.) Looked around the city until time for the N.Y. train (6 P.M.) then went to the Depot & watched the passengers as they came from the cars but failed to find Geo. among them think possibly he came in the morning train & I have missed him on the road. Have bought Dan a pair of shoes & cap to day Am stoping to night at the Metropolitan Hotel. Shall have a good feather bed to sleep on but had rather have my old place on the straw in camp. My leave of absence will be out tomorrow night."~ Joseph Spafford,  1st Lieutenant, Company E, Sixteenth Regiment, Letter, November 9, 1862

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