Camp near B Station
Nov 24th [1 PM]
I did think of waiting, till I heard from you, before, I wrote, but as there is some prospect of moving I will write.
Last night I was on Camp Guard, at midnight, we got Orders to move, this morning, at Daylight. So at 4 AM, we had Roll Call, & had Orders to pack up everything, & be ready to Strike Tents, at a moments Notice. We fell in line about 6 AM, & after standing in line a few moments, an Orderly came from Hd Qtrs, & told us that the Order was Countermanded, So we put up our Tents, again. Today there is no signs of moving, It was intended, for us to cross the Rapidan for the Pontoons, were sent ahead of us. I think however, we shall soon advance across the River. things look like it, Some time this week, I think. One thing is certain, we can not move long. Now we are having very unsteady weather, now One day, it is Rainy, and the next pleasant.
Nov 25th 6 PM. I have just recd your letter, of the 21st, and was glad to hear from you again. I was glad to get the T -, and in reply you say, send T F r n e. (editor’s note:????) And I will liberally reward you, one of these days.
You do not say in your letter whether you got the Money or not, I hope you will get me a good Watch, & send it some way soon, for I need one soon. There is no News in Camp today, I have had heard some Firing today, towards Culpeper, When we move, I think it will be towards Fredericksburg, I shall write, as often as I can find any News, to write. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving but I am afraid, all the Dinner, we get, will not hurt us, any. Capt Holmes returned tonight, looking well. I do not think he will stay long. He thinks we shall soon Move on, & so do I.
I shall be glad to hear from you as often, as possible
Love to all
I have just time to write a few lines, to you. You must excuse my not writing, a letter. I am much obliged to you, for sending the Tobacco to me, & will do as much for you some day. I think you are in pretty large business breaking up Matches, but then if you have made up your mind, to have H Case, go right in, Stop for nothing. I will write a letter to you soon.
Kiss Mother & Maggie for me, & tell Charlie, if he Enlists & comes here I will Shoot him
Nov 26th 4 AM. We have just read Orders to march at 6 AM, that is the way, we spend Thanksgiving