April 15th 63
There is but little news to write this morning, but I thought you would be anxious to hear from me, so I thought I would write a few lines. The order, for our marching is not yet Countermanded, but we do not move. We are still all in confusion, expecting, every day, that we will go in the morning. I think if we leave here we shall go to Culpepper by the way of Warrenton. It is about 30 miles from here, to go over the Bull Run Battle Field, through Manassas Gap. I hope we shall make this move, I am anxious to go through this Country. This Country & Prince William, looks better than any other part of the State.
there is no sight of the Paymaster yet, I am afraid it is played out. I shall want to see the PM, before we leave here. I should think, if we were going to make an advance movement, that we should be paid first. It is raining hard, here today, so we have got a Holiday. I have not had a talk yet with the Capt about the Color Guard. I shall try & speak to him today, & ask him, what the prospect is of getting a Furlough. I am afraid however it is played out. I have not heard any thing, from the Chaplain, about it, so I do not know, whether he had done any thing or not.
The Boys are all anxious to go in Front, as most of them have friends, in the Regt there. I think I should find some I knew. It was reported here yesterday, that Hooker had, been Fighting at Frericksburg, & that we had Possession of the Place, both of the Batterys Fired a Salute in honor of the event. We have 2 splendid Batterys here of 6 Guns each, one of them, their time is out in 4 weeks, the other in 4 months.
Well I don’t know any more news to write.
Will write again tomorrow
Love to all