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Saturday, February 2, 2013

February 2, 1863. "Headquarters [is] five miles distant."

"February 2.  Our camp is again getting monotonous. The regiments of this brigade area at present situated as follows: The 12th and 13th are at Wolf Run Shoals, five miles from here; the 15th and 16th are encamped near the 14th, the headquarters of the brigade being at the Court House, five miles distant."  J. C. Williams, Corporal, Co. B, 14th Regiment, Life in Camp, 77-78 (1864)

Samuel Peter Heintzelman
On the 2d of February the troops on the defenses of the capital were organized into the Twenty second Army Corps, under command of Major-General Heintzleman, and to this command the brigade was attached, still forming, however, a part of Casey's division. ~"THE SIXTEENTH REGIMENT—(NINE MONTHS)" in Lewis Cass Aldrich, Frank R. Holmes, History of Windsor County, Vermont  128-30 (1891)

After his corps took a severe beating during the Second Manassas campaign Heintzelman was relieved of his corps command in October 1862 and “kicked upstairs” to command the Military District of Washington where he remained for the rest of the war.

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