December 1st. During the night orders were received to recross the Rapidan and go into winter quarters, so the entire army marched back to the original spot selected for winter quarters, and to the delight of all, the huts were found intact. Thus ends the campaign of 1863. Active operations ceased, and all prepared to pass a comfortable winter. The camp is designated as near Stevensburg, Virginia, but there is no town so far as I can learn.
Back to winter quarters.–Diary of Josiah Marshall Favill (as recorded by one of his clerks).
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