December 3 — This morning we were ordered back to camp with General Lomax’s Brigade. The brigade moved back to the same camp it occupied previous to the enemy’s recent advance. The camp is on the north side of the Rapidan, one mile below Barnett’s Ford, and on the south side of the Robinson River. We arrived at General Lomax’s camp this evening after dark. We forded the Rapidan at Paton’s Ford; the current of the river there is rapid and the ford is very rough and rocky. This morning we passed the winter quarters of a brigade of infantry. The camp is laid off in regular streets like a town, and the houses are all built of logs, with the interstices neatly and tightly daubed with clay, which make the houses all appear very comfortable. Every house has a fireplace, with a shapely chimney plastered on the outside with mud.