February 7, 1863

Near Fredericksburg, Va.

Feb. 7.  Clear, promises a fair day.  9 A.M. orders to fall in.  Start for camp.  We arrive at 9 P.M. roads very muddy.  Our Expedition was to burn the Rail  Road bridg[e] which crosses the Rappahannoc[k] River at  Rappahannoc[k] Station on the Orange & Alexandria RR.  The enemy lost three killed, our side lost none.  The bridge was effectively destroyed.

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