One of the troopers not with the "boys" as they marched down the Valley during "The Burning" was Private Miles B. Hodge. On October 7th, Pvt. Hodge was at Remount Camp, near Sandy Hook, MD., and wrote a letter to his sister.
Pvt. Hodge eventually remounted and rejoined his company. On November 12th, the 22nd NY skirmished with Rosser's cavalry near Ninevah, VA., north of Cedar creek. Wounded included one officer and two enlisted men, one which later died of his injuries. Two officers and 16 troopers were captured. Pvt. Miles B. Hodge was amongst those captured and sent to a rebel prison where he sat out the war. The letter above in the author's collection must be one of a handful of the last letters sent home before being captured.