"Camp at Union Mills Va.
"June 11th 1863
"I recd your & mothers letters of the 7th inst this P.M. after we came in from Bristoe Station. We were releived by the 15th Regt to day. Dr. Geo. remains here to attend the sick that were left behind. We have encamped on the hill here near the site of our old camp.
"I am rather tired to night having worked hard pitching our tents, building bunks, &c. so shall not write much, tho’ I have taken a big sheet.
"...We are to be paid up to May 1st tomorrow. There is no chance to get checks short of going to Washington for them now & as Capt Mason’s uncle (H.H. Mason) is here & starts for Springfield tomorrow or next day I think I shall send my money by him. Probarbly quite a number of our boys will do the same." ~ Joseph Spafford, 1st Lieutenant, Company E, Sixteenth Regiment, Letter, June 11, 1863 (uvm)