Letter from Cleaver, Aaron Koch

Soldier: Cleaver, Aaron Koch
Allegiance: Union
Unit/Service Branch: 93rd Infantry
Home State: Pennsylvania
Date Written: Sunday, November 22nd, 1863
Location: Brandy Station, VA
Correspondence Type: Letter
Subjects: Battlefield, Camp Life, Commanders, Comrades, Daily Life, Eastern Theater, Family, Friends, Rumors
Head Quarters 3rd Brigade
Near Brandy Station Va Nov 22nd/63

Mr James Frey,

Your letter was received some time ago, but delay in answering untill now, although I have not much news to communicate to you. Myself and all the rest of the boys are well and happy and hoping this will find you all enjoying the same Blessing. I presume you heard all of the news of the Battle of Rappahannock Station on the 7th [1w illegible]. All is quiet along our lines and the weather is very fine considering the time of the season. Yesterday and last night it was raining pretty fast but this morning it is bright and clear, on Fryday our Corp was reviewed by our gallant old Commander, Major General John Sedgewick and four British officers. Those officers expressed themselves highly gratified of the appearance and discipline of our army the would like to see a battle, but if the will see a fight or not I cannot say, some thinks that fighting is over for this fall but it is hard to tell what General Meade may yet try to do before winter closes in. I think enlisting goes rather slow in your vicinity. I have now only eleven months five days more then I am Fry [own? Man?] again. If I may be so fortunate as to live to see that time, it will be a gay old time to meet all my acquaintances again, but some I understand will not be single anymore I learn that your cousin Lizzie was married some time ago. I hope she has a good companion I wish her luck and all the comforts that this world can afford. I must say that time passes fast in the Army, although sometimes tired of the service but it is always something going on, Bands are playing most constantly I am often sick and tired of them, I know nothing else to write so I will close. My best wishes and
respects to all. No more at present. From
Good Friend,
Direct as before, Aaron K Cleaver

Inclosed you find a song, you may learn it if you wish.
Good &c
AK Cleaver

[On back leaf]
Please Answer Soon
And Remember me to
all the Girls. And oblige
Aaron K Cleaver