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Havens Letter: June 10 1863

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Creator: Edwin R. Havens
Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865
Date: June 10, 1863
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Original Format: Document
Collection Number: LC00016 – Havens Family Papers, Box 1, Folder 11
Language: English
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Relation: LC00016 – Havens Family Papers, Box 1, Folder 11
Contributor: MSU Archives and Historical Collections
Havens Letter: June 10 1863 , Page: 1

Havens Letter: June 10 1863
Havens Letter: June 10 1863

[Penciled in on top of Scan 1 [1863] ]
Bealeton June 10

We moved here last night
and are now all saddled
and packed awaiting orders
to move. probably in the
back track. The forces
under Genl Buford crossed
at Kelly’s Ford yesterday
morning and after several
hours of hard fighting were
forced to fall back again
camping between here
and the river. This mor
ning they have moved
farther back. Our loss
is thought to be very
heavy. The first fire
received from the enemy
we lost 40 horses and
30 men. 600 wounded
were here last night
Havens Letter: June 10 1863 , Page: 2

Havens Letter: June 10 1863
Havens Letter: June 10 1863

It is awful to see
the effects of this war
and to submit it so
frequent defeats in the
“Army of the Potomac”
is humiliating
We hear nothing further
from Hooker. But think
he is changing his “base”
What the result will
be it is hard to tell
but easy to conjecture
ed
and shameful if realiz^
Would that I were
in the west
Day fine and feeling
excellent
E R Havens
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