"Who is this that looks forth like the dawn, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army with banners?"

Monday, December 17, 2012

Wednesday, December 17, 1862. Back to Fairfax Court House.

"[T]o-day, having been relieved by the 12th regiment, we expect to go back to Fairfax Court House. More than 50,000, perhaps 100,000 troops have passed through Fairfax, since we came; and all sorts of rumors about Burnside's defeat or victory at Fredericksburg, are afloat in camp."  ~ Daniel B Stedman Brattleboro, VT, age 22, Pvt., 16th Regt,  Co. B, Letter of December 15 1862     Brattleborohistory.com

"The 12th came down to Centerville & releived our Regt ..., there are 3 other Regts to take thier turns before we go again. It is about 10 miles there. George is still with the 12th. I saw him a few moments, before we left Centerville....Geo. does not like being with the 12th, dont think the Regt half as smart as the 16th." ~ Joseph Spafford, 1st Lieutenant, Company E, Sixteenth Regiment, Letter, December 18 1862, UVM

[Mandrin H. Ames, Halifax, VT, age 22,  Co. F, 16th VT INF, died of disease 12/17/62.]

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