Saturday, June 25, 2016

Major Wilder Dwight: February 25, 1862

Camp Hicks, February 25.

We are under marching orders, and shall leave very soon for Harper's Ferry and “so on. There is an exhilarating cheerfulness in this new life. I am so blazé of sensations that my hope rises feebly. There may, however, be purpose and exploit in our future, — who knows? I have only time to give you greeting.

SOURCE: Elizabeth Amelia Dwight, Editor, Life and Letters of Wilder Dwight: Lieut.-Col. Second Mass. Inf. Vols., p. 199

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