November 24, 1863

Adjts Office 20th Maine Vols, Camp at Mountain Bear Creek

My Dear Brother:

We moved today as was expected- the “Army of the Potomac” marched but it was like movement of that French General, “who marched 10,000 men up a hill and then marched them down!” For we are back in our old camp tonight, as easily as if nothing had happened but no fault. […]

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

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