11 November 1862

Fauquier County near Warrenton, Va.
November 11, 1862

Dear Nellie,

I have written to Noyes this afternoon & so thought I would put in a little piece for you. I am just the same as when I wrote and haven’t much to write. We are still in the same place that we were when I wrote.

We were somewhat startled last night about sundown by a report that the rebs were advancing on us from Culpepper. They did try to cut off our wagons but got a good licking by our cavalry. I have heard guns in that direction today. I wish I had a map of this state that I could carry in my pocket & have written to Bob to get me one. When are you going to Williamsburg?

This is all the paper I have got but guess I can get a sheet or two off some of the men when I want to write again. Do you hear anything about your $6 bounty or isn’t it time yet? I don’t hear anything about it. I don’t have a chance to spend money now so shall have enough to last me a year. Give my love to all of our relation & friends.

From your husband, with a kiss. I will close, — T. L. B.