Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Today at Brandy Station: November 10, 1863

The Army of Northern Virginia has vacated Culpeper County, and into the vacuum swept the Army of the Potomac.

Soldiers will always take the path of least resistance, especially when it comes to "housing":

2nd Pennsylvania Reserves: "We marched to Mountain Run, where we also found comfortable quarters, which the enemy had erected in expectation of enjoying a pleasant winter’s rest. We remained here until the 24th..."

20th Indiana: "Camp in the woods near Brandy Station. This morning we changed front and went into regular camp. The rebels had up very good winter quarters here and left them a very great hurry leaving their rations of fresh beef behind. I got hold of a paper (Richmond Examiner)..."

141st Pennsylvania: "put up our tent by one of Johnny’s chimneys, for we have routed them out of their snug winter quarters."

Hey, they weren't going to be using them...

No comments:

Post a Comment