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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

March 23, 1864

Preparing to Move in Brutal Weather

A Georgia soldier in Tennessee wrote to his wife of the brutal weather, and that they were getting ready to move - he did not know where.

“…My Dear it commenced snowing here yesterday morning an snowed all day. it is fair now but the snow is about 10 or 12 inches deep all over this country. My Dear I have not much to write that will interest you. only we have got moving orders I expect we will leave here before long but where we are going I no not but I think we are going to virginia some say to georgia but I hardly think we will have that good luck. … Source: Katherine S. Holland (ed.), Keep All My Letters: The Civil War Letters of Richard Henry Brooks, 51st Georgia Infantry (Macon: Mercer University Press, 2003), p. 116.