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Text for Page 071 [11-26-1862]

               A letter from Winchester.
�Camp near Falmouth, Va.� near Fredericks-
burgh, where Burnside�s army is, with that
of Lee on the other side of the river.  Items:
Capt. Richard-
son resigned
on the 4th of
last month, in
consequence of
illness, the Chick-
ahominy swamps
and seven days
retreat being
the cause.  The
puppy Lieute-
nant, Yelverton
(belonging to the

Yours truly,
     S. Winchester

[Gunn�s diary continued]
					Signal Corps)
					was dismiss-
					sed the ser-
					vice, shortly
					after my de-
					parture from
					Fortress Mon-
					roe, up the
					for gross 
					neglect of duty,
					by order of 
					Gen. Wool.
Winchester still keeps up his correspondence with
�Kate� with whom he has exchanged cartes de
visite, finding her to be �quite pretty.�   She has
stipulated that the correspondence shall cease
and the photograph be returned when he leaves
the service, which he considers an inducement
to remain.     Marry! how would the lawful
Mrs Winchester like it?
  27.  Thursday.   A lovely, sunny, mild
day, appropriate for Thanksgiving.  In doors
working moderately until the afternoon, when, 
about 4 o�clock, I strolled up-town to Joe Sco-               
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