Wednesday, February 29, 2012

1862 March 1, Winchester, Va.

Winchester Va 1862 abt Mar 1
My Dear Wife -
I intended to have
written to you to day but have just
received orders to march – not
known where. We have been
expecting a fight here for some
days but it seems all expectation
& no reality. I will write
again very soon – no more
time now.
Ever Yours
E F Paxton

[The above letter is not included in Civil War Letters of Frank “Bull” Paxton.]

Elisha Franklin "Bull" Paxton, University of Virginia alumnus and Confederate general; commanded the 27th Virginia Infantry and later the 1st "Stonewall" Brigade.

[transcription by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]

MSS 2165

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