Army letters of Oliver Willcox Norton (Eighty-third Pennsylvania Volunteers)

 Camp Porter, Virginia, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1862. Dear Cousin L.:— "Norton, 'Putty' has brought you a valentine this time, I'll warrant," said one of my messmates, as I entered the tent last night and flung down my axe (I had been out on fatigue duty all day, making a government road to Washington, for the [...]

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Hall's Hill, Fairfax County, I'a., Friday eve., Jan. 17, 1862. Dear Sister L.:— "The long and weary months pass by" and still we camp in old Camp Porter, or, as it was called before our new tents were up, Camp Leslie. For several days the weather has been so stormy that we have had but [...]

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