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In the woods in Va some whare I dont know whare, said to be 5 miles from Warenton
Dear Wife Saturday Nov 8 1862
…started early in the morning and marched about 15 miles and camped our rout was over the bull run battle field, twice rended by the defeat of the union forces, evidences of those sanguinary conflicts were plenty on every side in the shape of broken down artilery waggons broken muskets cannon shot musket balls with an ocasional skull numberless graves out of some of which portions of limbs or skulls protruded, such sights to the fledged soldier wer rather calculated to dampen the ardor of his profession…
John C Griswold