1861 June 30 Washington [D. C.]

Dear woman with thankfulness to Almity Godfor the protection of mylife up to the preasentfor the first time havean oportunaty to write you a fewlines, last monday eavning i arivdeat Camp Morgan and found thatthe 28 Rigement was gone 4 … Continue reading

1861 June 30 Washington [D.C.]

Dear Mother–All of us arrived here & are with the exception ofone Man which was killed on the way by tumbling off the cars What I haveseen of Washington, I like verry well the Regiment passed through Baltimore without any … Continue reading

1861 June 29

[a continuation of the previous day’s letter from John W. Jones] I was called off yesterday evening to go to Winchesterfor the box wh[ich] you wrote me the other day youh[a]d sent. The pants sent me were too small butI … Continue reading

1861 June 28 Richmond [Virginia]

Head Quarters, Richmond, Colonel J. W. Ware Berryville, Clarke Co VaColonel, Your communication of the 26th has been received. I regretto learn that there are no unassigned companies with Gen’l Johnstonwith which to form the neucleus of your regiment, and … Continue reading

1861 June 28 Camp near Winchester

Friday My dear Pa:- I intended writing you a long letteron yesterday but was invited out to dinnerand met with such good cheer that I did notget back until late yesterday evening. And now I’llbe able to write only a … Continue reading

1861 June 27 Leesburg, Va.

Camp Caroline My Dear Creek I again take opportunity of lettingyou know how I am getting along, my health hasnever been better in my llife than it is at presentand we are all getting along better than we ex-pected to … Continue reading

1861 June 27 near Winchester [Virginia]

Camp Gibbens’ Thursday My darling Wife: I have left the busy din of thecamp and retired to a shady grove for thepurpose of holding sweet communion withmy absent loved one. Wd that I cd use myliving tongue instead of being … Continue reading

1861 June 27

Left Salem for Lynchburg Diary of Wesley Hammond of the Dixie Greys (42nd Virginia, Co. E.) MSS 5526

1861 June 27

I was prevented from conclu-ding my letter last nightby taps, and this morning Ihasten to bring it to a close. The Picket last nightcaptured five prisoners [page 8]three Dutchmen, a Negro man,and a boy. Their casehas not yet been examined,and … Continue reading

1861 June 26 Martinsburg [Virginia]

My Dear Father: Your letter ofthe 21st directed to the care of Dr.A.S. Baldwin at Winchester washanded me by a soldier this eveningsaying that it had been given himby a gentleman on the roadside,and I immediately reply altho’ Isuppose you … Continue reading