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G. L. Huntley to friends, April 27, 1862, page 1

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  • April the 27,1862 Caroline County, Virginia Dear friends I seat myself to drop you a few lines to inform you of my present condition. I am in common health at this time and I hope my lines will come safe to hand and find you all well. I can inform you that we have had a long move and a hard one, too, lately. We left Goldsboro the 23 of this month for Old Virginia. We was on the cars three nights and two days. We passed through the city of Petersburg and then through Richmond. There is a power to be seen in Richmond, though our stop there was short. We are 50 miles north of Richmond, close to Fredricksberg only about 12 miles to that place. The Yankies has possession of that place and has a large force concentrated there. Their pickets reaches within six or seven miles of our place and more coming in every day. The opinion is that there will be some heavy fighting in this section before long. But I can't say for certain how that will be though the prospect is good for fighting in this section. Now the Yankies is only 12 miles from us and we are looking for them to advance upon us every day. I can inform you that Old Virginia is a nice country and through the section that I have passed through which looks the finest I ever saw. I cannot tell how long we will stay here. We may leave here in two days and go to Yorktown or Richmond. I have no idea that we will stay here long fir if the Yankies comes on from
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