Camp Cane
St Andrews Parish Dec 18 /36 [1]
Dear Sister
I drop you a
few Lines to Let you all know
that I am well at present
Hoping those Lines may find
you all enjoying the Same blessing
There is a great deal of Excitemen
t about Charleston the yankeys have
Landed on South Edistor Island yesterd
ay the[y] Threw Bums amongst our
Rifle Regment as they were on
Dress Parade and their Col. gave them
orders to retreat. I understand thay
have Landed on Johns Island
We are under orders to march in
the morning to Pon Pon which is
about 15 Miles from this Plase
we are now a bout Eight miles
from Charleston S. C. we came down
[page 2]
From Columbia Saturday night
arrived in Charleston at 2 A. M.
we get Plenty of Pickeld Beef to Eeat
which is verry Salty our Horses have
Suffered for Something to Eat Since we
Left home. I have Seen two Regments
Pass hear this week going down to
meet the yankeys one Tenn & Virgnia
Reg passed to day. We are under Col
Stephens Holcombs Legeon John C
Williams Company belongs to the Same
Legeon I Saw Samuel & the Two Isaacs
yesterday well Sister I must close
as the Boys want to go to Bed
write Soon direct to Charleston
Care of Caldwell Blakely & Co
newberry Rangers Holcombs Legeon
nothing more your bother give my
Love to all of the family D Dendy

  1. 36 = mistake for 63
December 18, 1863


Holcomb Legion, later 7th S.C. Cavalry
Residence (County): 
Newberry County, SC


Sister of Daniel Dendy


From Note: 
St. Andrews Parish

Transcription/Proofing Info

Andrea Cudworth
Transcription Date: 
May, 2012
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
December, 2012

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