Following the American Civil War Sesquicentennial with day by day writings of the time, currently 1863.

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“all hands froze up and waiting for the weather to move.”–Letters from Elisha Franklin Paxton.

January 8, 2012

Elisha Franklin Paxton – Letters from camp and field while an officer in the Confederate Army

Morgan Co., January 8, 1862.

An opportunity of sending to Winchester enables me to write that I am here in the woods, all hands froze up and waiting for the weather to move. I take it for granted the General will come to the conclusion from this experiment that a winter campaign won’t pay, and will put us into winter quarters. I am quite well and have not suffered much.

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