1861 June 26 Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction

26th June 1861My dear little Nannie: My almost constant engagementsince my last is (my scarcely acceptable excuse) fornot writing for three or four days owing which timeI have duly received yours of 22nd, 23rd & 25th instantsfor which I must … Continue reading

1861 June 26 Camp Woodward (near Summerville, S.C.)

My Dear Wife Your welcomeletter is at hand, and I proposeto drop a few lines that youmay know of our good healthand sperits. There is nothingof importance now going onbut we expect to be movedfrom this point in ten daysor … Continue reading

1861 June 25 Norfolk, Virginia

My Dear Mother I received your affectionate letteryesterday and I hasten to reply to it as I know dearMother how lonely and desolate you must sometimes feel,but cheer up, and always look on the bright side of life,for I am … Continue reading

1861 June 24 Loudoun County, Virginia

Camp Caroline Dear Creek As I have an opportunity of sendingthis to the office I avail myself of writing you,as I wrote you before we left Richmond. we startedfrom there on Thursday evening last and reachedthis place last night after … Continue reading

1861 June 24 Centreville, Virginia

Genl Beauregard, Sir Having exhausted my othermeans to procure tents for my company I have con-cluded to write to you asking you for the sake ofhumanity to do what you can for us. We havebeen in service now for two … Continue reading

1861 June 23 Centreville [Virginia]

Hd Qrs 5th Brigade Lieut Col JordanA Adj GenlColI would report to the GenlCommanding in Chief [?] Department that myown Regiment and that of Col Withers reached thisplace in good time yesterday afternoon and have goneinto camp–occupying very near the … Continue reading

1861 June 22 Manassas Junction

Head Quarters Army of the Potomac Special OrdersNo 59 Extract The following assignments are announced. Capt. BennettTaylors company heretofore unattached isassigned to Col Cocke’s command, the 19thRegiment Virginia Volunteers, to whomhe will report with his command, withoutdelay By order of … Continue reading

1861 June 22 Camp Pickens, Virginia

Lieut J B Cocke My dear John If you can get at the tavernaccounts of Mrs. Payne do so and hand them to MrsBeckham & tell Mrs. B as accurately as you know or canrecollect how many days each of … Continue reading

[1861] June 21 Camp Garnett Rich Mountain

My Dear MotherI have just thisminute got & read yours & brotherHenry’s & Bessie’s letters–I neverwas more delighted than whenour company returned from Head-quarters & handed me the letter.It is just two weeks since Ileft Staunton & I had notheard … Continue reading

1861 June 21 Manassas Junction, Va.

J. B.CockeAsst ordnance officerwill deliver all cartridge boxes& belts now on hand to CaptainEllis to be brought forward forthe use of this regiment. Youwill also send by the sameperson Col Strange’s books & themuster roll of the PiedmontGuards. By order … Continue reading