Robert comments that he is suffering from jaundice, but is getting better; notes that the guard arrested some cavalrymen for a disturbance in a barber shop; states that citizens seeking passes must take the oath of allegiance; and asks for a pair of boots. ] from Robert [-----] to his brother John about serving as a member of the provost guard for Winchester, Virginia. He also laments the destruction at Fredericksburg, Virginia, but expresses his belief that General Burnside's campaign will ultimately capture Richmond.
Burnside (1824-1881), and sending other news including information on the sick and dead. Extracts from a history, December 1864, of the 17th Virginia Infantry, detailing the movements of the unit during the period 14 February 1863 to 25 June 1864. Records concern raising and organizing troops in Virginia and Maryland, appointment of officers, construction of fortifications, dispatching of troops and supplies, the military use and defense of railroads, the capture and removal of machinery at the Harpers Ferry arsenal, and efforts to defend Richmond and Manassas Junction.
Letter, 19 December 1861, from Rob [-----], a soldier in the Confederate cavalry camp at Centreville, Virginia, discussing Union General George B.
He provides a list of prices for goods in Winchester.
Sherman's (1822-1885) ongoing march to the coast, sounds of nearby shelling at Signal Hill, and his frustration at a recent order by General James Longstreet (1821-1904) regarding hair and beard length.
Butler (1818-1893) to construct a canal at Dutch Gap, thoughts on General William T.