Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

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Camp Vermont VaNov 22nd 1862My Darling Wife,

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It is late Saturday night & I am pretty tired but I must write a few words as I shall be busy to-morrow. It has been pleasant to day after a long rain & I have been drilling hard. I dont think I shall have to go to Harpers Ferry. The Rebels are quite near our front now & may attack us here tho I have but little fear of it. But I think we are needed here about as much as any where. There is a large force about Washington, half as many as Burnside has I think. Heintzelman Slocum & Sigel are about this vicinity

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and Gov. Curtins Militia near Chambersburg I would take a contract to put down the rebellion with this force. It is cold to-night. What would I give to sleep in my own wife’s arms. I got a splendid letter from you to- night. Where are you going when you get packed? Mr. Tripp has not returned. Do you hear from Mrs. T. How is yr baby getting along. What shall you call it if a girl? I think it will be a boy dont you? I told you that Seaver had been here did’nt I? How does Alfred manage things? Does he like Capt A? Tell the Captain I have no war news to write as I hear none. I think Richmond would will be taken soon, i.e. if our folks mean to

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take it. I think I will go bed darling as I am too stupid to write a decent letter. I dont think I could do but one thing well & that I cant do. Good night my own sweet Angel. Kiss me. I love you. Sunday night- It is cold to day. I have hard at work inspecting the reg’t. I wish I could come home to you to night darling. What splendid time we would have. I reckon some body would be made to look like somebody. I have an invitation to Thanksgiving dinner in Washington at Mr. Prentices, formerly of Vt. It next Thursday, dont think I shall go. If I only had my own wife I should be thankful enough. & I ought to be

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that I have you at all. Am real glad you are feeling so well. hope you will all the time. Gen’l Stoughton’s lady love is dead & he has gone to New York where she died. We expect him this week. Col. Blunt is quite cool to me because I did not favor his promotion I suppose. I think I shall go to Washington soon & will call on Mrs. Fabyan if I have time. Write me some real good letters, & love yr husband. Love to Mother &c. regards to Captain & wife.

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