Camp  Near warrington junction

Oct  31st 1863

 

They are at another new camp and he doesn’t know when they will stop moving .  “We have been on the move now about 4 weeks & have had a pretty hard time of it for a great wonder my health is good for I have been marching almost without any shoes that is they have been open so the water could run into them at every step & I have had wet feet most all the time  But last night I got a new pair so to day my feet feels quite Comfortable”.  The weather is nasty and rainy.  They are to be mustered for four months pay but he thinks it will be 3 or 4 weeks before they get it.  “I would like you to write how much money you have got for I think you must be most out & if Dagwell offers you any you had better take it for you may need it  I have got a little yet I brought ten cents down with me when I came to the Regt & since I have been here I made a picture to send to you & was offered 50 cents for it & sold it so I will make another & send to you as soon as we get settled.  Once more our new uniform has come to day that is for the men that has lately joined our Regt we have had Conscripts come here 3 times since I have been here & we have now about 250 of them altogether & more coming  we will soon have a Big Regt again  the 146 is getting a great name in the army of the Potomac But we never hear anything Spoke about it at home  I don’t Believe a Better Class of men ever left the State & yet there is no praise for them  the old general that is Garrard is looked upon with pride by the whole Brigade & the Boys in the Regt feel very sorry that they lost him for a Col  it is not as it used to be the Boys all hated him when we first came out but now they all love him as a father.”    Asks her to send a couple postage stamps because he cant get them. 

 

“We have been expecting to have a big fight for 3 weeks past but so far we have kept clear of it except we had Quite a Battle at Bristow Station we double Quick it on to the field and got there just as the Battle ended the Rebels lost about 500 in killed and wounded  ours not near as much  I thank god with all my heart that we have been very lucky so far but there is a long time to come yet  I wish I could see the end of it.”   Apologizes for not writing oftener but it is not possible.  Closing.