July 18, 1863

All quiet.  No orders yet for moving.  Pontoon train passed up today, towards Potomac.  Looks like an invasion.  Hope we may……  Am confident if we do we will succeed.  Boys all think living on the good things in Pennsylvania much better than beef and flour here.  Reinforcements arrived at or near Winchester.

Diary of A.M. Riddle [Civil War Miscellany]

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.

Diary of A.M. Riddle [Civil War Miscellany]