Joseph Spafford to Mary Jane Spafford
Miss M. J. Spafford
Camp New Fairfax C.H.Dec 28th 1862My Dear Sister
I recd your letter of last sunday, as I generally do, wednesday, & will write
a line this P.M. in answer. When I last wrote the Capt & Williams were both
sick, they have not yet gone on duty but are nearly well again & will return
to duty tomorrow, (monday). There is nothing new, nothing interesting to write,
but I know you are anxious to hear from us so we write once in about so often. I
am glad father has sold the land across the flat, if hethinks best he can sell Jo to Mr. Craigue & if ever I
come home again, I could bye him back if I want a horse. I would rather Mr. C- would have him than any one I know.
The weather is, & has been very pleasant, ever since we left Camp Vermont. The 15th are out to Bull Run now; our turn comes again next thursday. There was 7 commissioned officers in our Regt resigned lately, thier resignations are not yet accepted but doubtless will be.
Yesterday we recd orders to be ready to march at a moments notice, after an hour
or so the order was countermanded so we are still here. Now a few lines in ans
letter. Col. C. Stoughton was at our camp while we were at Camp Vt on his way to his Regt. Gen Stoughton is here with the Brigade. We live better & cheaper than we did at Alexandria, as we have the Com. Sergt in our mess.
I see the Boston Journal quite often as Williams has it sent him.
Fairfax C.H. is about as much of a place as Greenbush, not much more, nor near as
much as Perkinsville. I’m sure I dont know how far Culpeper is from here, you
can tell by measuring on the map. The Capt of K’s resignation is not yet
accepted. I will write no more to night as I am in
something of a hurry just now. Will write again soon
Love to all.
As Ever Your Aff
son Joseph Spafford