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Havens Letter: January 13 1863

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Creator: Edwin R. Havens
Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865
Date: January 13, 1863
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Original Format: Document
Collection Number: LC00016 – Havens Family Papers, Box 1, Folder 6
Language: English
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Relation: LC00016 – Havens Family Papers, Box 1, Folder 6
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Havens Letter: January 13 1863, Page: 1

Havens Letter: January 13 1863
Havens Letter: January 13 1863

No 19th

Lee Barracks, Gnd Rap
January 13, 1863

Brother Nell
Your welcome letter of
the 9th was received last night and I seize
the present time to answer it not Knowning
when I shall find another, and I presume
I shall have to stop before this is finished
I am well as ever, and hope ere this reaches
you, that you and Father will have
recovered your usual health again.
There is nothing new in camp now
and probably will not be until we are
ordered to move from here. It is fall in
for roll call at six A.M. fall in for stable
duty at 6:20, fall in for breakfast 7:15,
fall in for watering at 7:45, fall in for
drill at 10:30, fall in for dinner at
12: [m?] fall in for stable duty at 12:30,
fall in for camp at 1:30, fall in for
drill at 2:30, fall in for dress parade at
3:30 fall in fall in for supper at 4:15
fall in for stable duty at 4:30 fall
in for camp again about 7 P.M.
Havens Letter: January 13 1863, Page: 2

Havens Letter: January 13 1863
Havens Letter: January 13 1863

fall in for drill at 7:30 P.M. fall
in again for roll call at 8:30 P.M.
and fall in for bed at 9 P.M. thus
it goes every day all fall in and no
falling out except of bed in the morning
which is not much fun. But it is for
three years or during the war so “whats the
odds when you cant help it.
A company of new recruits have just
come in to camp. I can not say how
many there is of them as I have not
seen them. Lieut Briggs enlisted a man
for our company yesterday. [Sam or Dan?] Lingo
is here and seems pretty well suited
with his place. I was greatly surprised
to see him here. I could not have been
more so to have seen you here.
We have no sleighing yet and
prospects are not very flattering for any
this winter. We are having a cold frozen
rain today making the ground
icy and every thing disagreeable and
we have not watered out horses this
morning. We now have about 75 men
for duty, and 102 horses which
gives about two horses to a man
taking out those on other duty.
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