Saturday, February 9, 2013

1863 February 7 Falmouth, Va.

[from the "War Journal" of George Hazen Dana, of the 32nd Massachusetts, as he compiled it at a later date from his war time letters and diaries]

[letter of the 6th continues:]

                                    February 7th 1863.
As beautiful a day as ever was seen, though very
muddy underfoot.        I expect we shall
be on the move again soon, as rumors are rife
to that effect, and Hooker is by no means a
slowcoach – on the contrary, ‘go ahead’, even to
rashness is his style. .   .   .   Health never better.

MSS 5130

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