CAMP PIERPONT, VA., March 4, 1862.
I believe you get all the news in the papers before we do. The interdiction on the telegraph does not amount to much, as there has been literally nothing done except the passage of the Potomac by General Banks' column. Yesterday it stormed all day, raining and sleeting, as wintry weather as we have had this winter. I do not know what the plans and projects are, but I do know I would not move an army such weather and over such roads as we have at present.
SOURCE: George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Vol. 1, p. 250