United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Confederate.
Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
Armistead Burwell Letter
Benjamin J. Garner Letter, 1862 May 10
Letter from Garner to "brother" no place recorded. Garner asks for food and supplies as the cost in camp is high for even the smallest portions of food. He also mentions that his troops beat the Yankees at Yorktown and took 1300 prisoners and ran them off.
Dolly Smart Letter
Harman A. Hiner Letter
Letter from Harman A. Hiner, camp near Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, Va., to Miss Victoria Jane Wilson, Wilsonville, Highland County, Va. He will send her a camp song about a man who came into camp to sell eggs. He talked with some Yankees when he was on picket duty and some said the war would be over in the fall. He relates tales of "warlike" activities in camp. He mentions he and the boys are getting their pictures taken.
J. F. Carson Letter
Letter from J. F. Carson, Camp, 1st NC Cavalry, near Bellfield, Va. to [?]. He reports that he is well, tired of war, and that some "rowdy boys" tried to relieve the guard but Maj. McCloud came down and quieted them. He tells of the men's reaction to reports of peace. He hopes to hear soon that the Confederacy is "free and independent". Capt. White of Warren was the successful Knight at the "grand tournament".
L.W. Fisk Letter
L.W. Fisk, Capt. Crescent Rifles, Warwick Co., Va., to Major W.H. Rightor, Commanding Louisiana Battalion. Fisk describes an encounter of his infantry detachment of 100 men under Col. Dreux against a Federal detachment and a few horsemen near Newport News, Va. He takes over the command when Col. Dreux is killed. However, the enemy fled which prevented carrying out Col. Dreux' command.
Willie McLean Letters
Letters from Willie McLean, Camp 5th Va. Cavalry, to his family with news of camp life, skirmishes, and accounts of Jubal A. Early and General John B. Gordon's troops
W. C. Winn Letter, 1862 June 4
William Woodville, Jr. Letters
Letters from William Woodville, Jr. of Baltimore, Maryland written to his wife 'Nan' (Ann C. Schley Woodville) during the Civil War while serving as an aide to Brig. General Harry T. Hays, CSA. His letters describe camp life and military maneuvers mostly in Virginia, including the Peninsular Campaign. A marriage license of Woodville to Schley dated 1855 is also included. The collection contains original letters and typescripts of original letters.