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Heros von Borcke, Memoirs of the Confederate War for Independence, Chapter 19: (search)
Chapter 19: Life in camp during January and February. an English visitor. ride to a wedding. a new English visitor. a fortnight at Culpepper Court-house. fight at Kelley's Ford. Pelham's death and funeral honours in Richmond. breaking — up of winter quarters. With the New Year set in a continuance of bad weaty miles of the Rappahannock, with very few opportunities of procuring provisions. In consequence of this state of things, I was ordered, in the commencement of February, by Stuart to proceed in that direction on a tour of inspection. It was a mournful sight to see more than half the horses of this splendid command totally unfitt old Culpepper, and the hardships and monotony of our camp life fell on us the more heavily after an interval of comparative ease and abundance. The remnant of February and a part of March dragged slowly by, so dull and eventless that existence was scarcely tolerable, and we looked forward to the commencement of spring and the