Friday, January 11, 2013
1862 December 25 Buckners Neck, Va.
XMass gift to you all this morning –
The morning is so pleasant that I doubt not you
can all make a merry day of it. I enclose in this
a X Mass gift for you $20.
I want you to send me my cap by the first chance
you have. I want to save my hat as much as
possible for summer & the cap will do now
as well as a hat. Jennie Watson is 10 Mo old
tomorrow 26 and ought to be walking as smart
a little monkey as she is. How I do love that child
she is not my favorite but some how I love the dear
little thing very much indeed.
We have no news this morning our boys have
been firing X Mass guns nearly all night. I dont
mean my brigade, for I dont think they have fired one
but others above me. I thought at first it was skirmi
shers, but it is only X Mass. Thornton says he burnt his
cake last night, as I expected.
“Jennie Watson”, line 8 – Warren’s youngest daughter Virginia ‘Jennie’ Watson.
“my brigade”, page 2, line 5 – Warren was in temporary command of the 3rd Brigade, Taliaferro’s Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, which consisted of the 47th & 48th Alabama Infantry regiments, and the 10th, 23rd, & 37th VA Infantry regiments.
“E.T.HWarren”, page 2, signature – Edward Tiffin Harrison Warren, Colonel, 10th VA Infantry. Even though this letter contains no salutation, it was written to Warren’s wife Virginia ‘Jennie’ Watson Magruder Warren.
[transcript and annotations by John P. Mann, IV]