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Friday, March 1, 2013

Sunday, March 1, 1863, Muster roll

"Fairfax Stations Virginia,
"Sunday, March 1st, 1863

"Dear Parents,The weeks are flying rapidly, and each one is supposed to have a Sunday, and lately the Sundays are all of them rainy enough to kill knapsack inspection, though the rain has not saved me from duty, even this Sunday. I have had to work on the muster rolls all day, as Levi Moore is not able to work, and it is necessary to have them done by a certain time....It is expected that we are to be paid off again soon, and it is thought that this time we will receive four months' pay which will bring us up to the first of March."  ~ Hezron G. Day, pvt., Company C, Sixteenth Regiment, Letter of March 1, 1863 

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