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Letter from Wm. B. Stevens, dated 1863-10-12



I was in the Saddle, except one or two stops of a half hour, each, till 10 a.m. of Sunday when we arrived at Rappahannock Station. At one of the said stops, I fainted but, which was the first I ever drank revived me, so that I kept along. It was very tedious, but I prefered it to staying behind. We only stayed at that Station one hour, when we marched another hour, stopped and had breakfast, at three p.m. and staid till dark and moved two hours more.

There we put up a tent & slept till one A.M. of Monday and moved again till three or four, when we arrived here, having been on the road

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seventeen hours out of thirty-one. I stood it well, staved off a shake, but not the Fever, and feel comfortable, nothing more, to-day. One pair of those Drawers paid its price, in the two nights, for I have not had them before. The Troops fell back, from Mitchells Station to Brandy Station, but are part way back there now, and there has been some firing to-day. I have not seen Horace since we started. Capt. P. has left Culpeper, & established a Depot, here. I have a letter from Timothy to-day. He does not cross the Plains

With love to all [signature]W. B. Stevens[/signature]

To R. B. Stevens

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