"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