Shenandoah Va June


Dearest One,

I received a precious letter from you yesterday, which was mailed 4th inst. We are now eighty five miles from Culpepper where my last letter was written.

The weather was intencely hot, as hot as I ever saw in Miss. A great many fainted in the road with heat and several died from the same cause. I fainted on the way, one day about 2 P.M. The Regt had to go on and leave me and several others. Some of them said they would have to leave old nute behind this time.

In about two hours it turned cool and commenced raining which revived me so much that I went on that night; caught up about dark, have been improveing ever since. We have lost the most of our fat since we started on this march. We are just right for a long march.

Genl Ewel captured five thousand prisoners, a number of Canon, four hundred wagons, and any amount of comissary stores. Winchester. I think we will be in Penn in a few days. Will leave here this morning at 8 A.M.

Mr. Cone caught up with us day before yesterd with the clothing. Im so proud of my shirt, nice enough for any body. Some of the boys say they wist for a woman to send them nice shts.

[Minutemen of Attala Captain] Charles [Campbell] is at a hospitsl; left him at Culpepper. Mr. Cone saw him at Gordonsville, was sick with billious fever. Got letter for him from Emma and dont know where to send as [Charles] told Mr. Cone [that] he was going to leave there.

You must get some flour and have plenty good eating. We get the best quality; and I often tell the mess I wish you had some of our nice biscuit. The wheat crop is fine in this state. You will hear stiring news from this section soon.

My love to all. Receive for your my warmest affection. Your  Newton.

About Dick Stanley

Retired Texas daily newspaperman
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