Sunday, November 30, 1862
Nathaniel Caverly Jr. wrote a hasty letter home to his father, informing him that he would be marching to the front on the next day at noon. Nathaniel remarked that their destination was uncertain but that he believed it would be Richmond. Nathaniel ended the letter poignantly by reassuring his father: "Do not be worried for fear we shall go into battle for I dont think that we shall. I am well and rugged as ever I was and stand most anything I guess."1
1Alan C. Phillips, Soldiers in My Family: Caverlys and Murrays 1754-1865. (DePere, Wisconsin: A.C. Phillips, 1993.), 81-82.