"It was cold business"

"It was cold business" (HMAY6)

Location: Rock Hill, VA 22843 Augusta County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 18.711', W 79° 23.04'

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February 23, 1862

My Dear Penelope,

I write a few lines this morning to let you know that I am well & doing as well as I have since Iv been in the service.

Well, Dear, wee had an alarm Friday knight about two oclock, and the way wee got around quick untwill we were all way ready was a site. The regiment formed & was ready in ten minutes. March up to the intrenchments, got in the ditches and they were hald full of snow. It was cold business, sure. I marked time for three hours to keep my feet from freezing, but when the day dawned wee did not have to fight; I don't want to fight as long as wee can do as well without it. I don't want to be shot at; some of them stand a good chance to hit a fellow. I want to see the close of the war & live at home a free man once more.

Give my love to all my friends. Kiss the babies for me.

I am yours,

Shep

*This letter was actually written from Camp Allegheny, but was included because of Lt. Pryor's description of going into battle.
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HM NumberHMAY6
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Placed ByU.S. Forest Service
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Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 3:10am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 641281 N 4241651
Decimal Degrees38.31185000, -79.38400000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 18.711', W 79° 23.04'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 18' 42.66" N, 79° 23' 2.40" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2775 Shenandoah Mountain Rd, Rock Hill VA 22843, US
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