1861 June 21 Belmead

My Dear Father Your messenger withletters arrived while we were at dinnerand we were greatly cheered andgratified to secure so many kindletters & also hear all were well at Bremo.As Brother returns in the morningI shall devote the afternoon to … Continue reading

1861 June 21 Camp Davis

Dear Pa I am now on the road, where I am going I do n’tknow. We received marching orders at Romney last Thursday even=ing to leave the next morning at four oclock, we left at five, reachedthis place about eleven. … Continue reading

1861 June 20 Bremo [Fluvanna County, Va.]

To his ExcellencyJohn LetcherGovernor of Virginia I recieved on the 18th of June inst a communication fromGenl Lee commanding the Va Forces, informing me I had beenappointed Lieut Col of Va Volunteers accompanied by orders inevent of my acceptance, to … Continue reading

1861 June 20 Culpeper Co. Ho.

Head Qrs, Camp Henry My dear Uncle; I write a few hurriedlines to night on the eve of startingto Manassas in the morning with Papawho has finally gotten his Regiment formed,and will I expect be restored to hisBrigadiership, soon after … Continue reading

1861 June 20

My dear Ma; We are all well in camp at thistime and continue to be well satisfied.I have become fully initiated into camp lifeand am really well pleased with it;hope I may continue to like it as well.There is little … Continue reading

1861 June 20 Yorktown, Va

My Dear Parents I again seat myselfto write you a few lines. We are all in goodhealth at this time. Sunday we were orderedto March down to Bethel. Which was a longand hot walk. We expected to have a fightimmediately. … Continue reading

1861 June 19 Richmond [Virginia]

My Dear Creek According to promise I write youas soon as possible on arriving here; we are all encampedabout 2 1/2 miles from the city of Richmond on a verypleasant place, we have fine shade trees and very fine waterand … Continue reading

1861 June 19 Richmond [Virginia]

Head Quarters, Richmond Col J. W. Ware 34th Reg’t Va Vols Charlestown Va Colonel, In reply to your letter of the 15th, I have to state that,when you were ordered to report to Gen’l Johnston, it was sup=posed that there … Continue reading

1861 June 19 Louisa Blues No. 7

Dear Pa: I wrote home from camp a few days sincedirecting you to write us at Winchester; we have reach-ed Romney, a small mountain town in HampshireCo. and within a few miles to the Maryland lineand as we seem to … Continue reading

1861 June 17 Romney, [Virginia]

Dear Pa, We reached this place safelythis morning safely, though very much fatigued and worndown. We’ve been on the tramp for the last three days, left Harp=ers Ferry last Thursday at eleven oclock very unexpectedly ina freight car, arrived at … Continue reading