"Wee are faring badly?"

"Wee are faring badly?" (HMAY7)

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

N 38° 18.733', W 79° 23'

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Camp Shenandoah

April 9th, 1862

My Dear Penelope,

I take the opportunity this morning to write you a few lines to let you know that I am yet in the land of the living and enjoying good health. I thought last week that it was done snowing up here, but wee are now having an awful time certain. The citazens say this is about the last snow that will be here this spring. It is sleeting now fast & sleet is about 4 inches deep now. Wee are faring badly now in tents, I assure you. Cant stay by the fire much on account of the sleet. Wee expect to have a fight here in the corse of the next thee weeks; think the yanks will follow us up. The top of this mountain is a strong place; it will be hard for them to drive us with a superior force. I got three letters from William since I got to camp and 2 from you. He writs that heel start home the 20th of this month with Capt. Hawkins for the camp. I hope heel be able to stand it this time, for I don't want him here sick; it's the poorest place for a sick man I ever saw. I cant write any more now, Dear. When the weather gets better Il write more. Give my love to all.

I am yours,

Shep
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HM NumberHMAY7
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Placed ByU.S. Forest Service
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Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 12:17pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 641339 N 4241693
Decimal Degrees38.31221667, -79.38333333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 18.733', W 79° 23'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 18' 43.98" N, 79° 22' 60.00" 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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