April 29, 1864

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Warrenton Junction Va.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      April 29, 9 o’clock P. M.

Dear Parents,

                As you see we have commenced to move, having left Bristoe at 11 A. M. A portion of Burnsides troops relieved us—his darkies are guarding at Manassas. Troops are being shipped from some place or another on the railroad—a number of Regiments passed us on the cars. We are to go in the morning at 5 o’clock. I expect we will camp in the neighborhood of Brandy or Culpeper tomorrow night. The Army at the front has not commenced to move but I presume it will when we all concentrate at Culpeper. No news of importance besides this that I know of.
                I wrote you two letters a day or two since which I presume you have not received when you wrote as you did not acknowledge them. I am writing on a box which accounts for my bad chirography. I will close as I am tired and sleepy. Good night,
                                Your son

                                                J. D. Chadwick

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