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Letter, 2 January 1865, from a soldier named Billie at Petersburg, Virginia, to his sister Maggie describing the wintery weather conditions around Petersburg during the siege of 1864-1865. He also discusses the removal of secessionists from Alexandria; Baltimore, Maryland; and Washington, D.
Letter, 5-, from a soldier in the 33rd Battery New York Battery Light Artillery, 3rd Division, 10th Army Corps, who was sailing up the James River on the ship Rip Van Winkle and subsequently fighting between Petersburg and Richmond.
He wonders when fighting between the armies might commence.
[-----], hospital, 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, in Louisa County, Virginia, to his wife, possibly in North Carolina, regarding his work in the 2nd Corps hospital in Louisa County, noting one patient with smallpox, and commenting that the overall number of sick in the hospital is down. Billie also comments on his duties and other military matters.
Letter, 1 January 1864, from George [-----] serving in Company B, 6th United States Cavalry to his parents stating that his regiment along with much of the Army of the Potomac is currently at Brandy Station, Virginia; and adding that little campaigning has been done because of the wet, cold weather and muddy conditions, but that some Union cavalry is operating in the Shenandoah Valley.
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.