December 3, 1863

Army of the Potomac, [illegible] 20th Maine Vols at Rappahannock Station

My Dear Brother,

Eight days ago we started on the movement that is about ended tonight as most of the army in their old camp now, but one camp is assigned to the very unpleasant duty of guarding the rail-road from this place to Centerville and enter afar my duties tomorrow. I had the pleasure of writing of a grander result but one satisfaction is that but a very few of our noble men have fallen only one of our Regt. [...]

Holman Melcher to his brother, Nathaniel Melcher [Holman Melcher Papers]


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