Manassas Junction
verginia september the 24 . 1861
Der frind i seat mi self
to rite to you wonst mo
to let you no that i am
well and i hope that this
will find you in Joying
the same helth i
hav not much to Rite
to you Amus reseaved
A leter from you
last nite we was glad
to her from you all
we are going to fier one
tha yankes to Day
we are looking for to
leve now we had to
sleep with our close
one and our guns under
our hed we sliped up
one the river and put
up Brest works and
tha nover sene ous and
we put three large
canons thare tha are
fifteene fete long
Amus is got the mesels
he is not much Bad he
is Broke out thick we are going
[page 2]
to take him to
the horse pitle to
Day i Dont no whether
the captin will let
inney of ous to with
him or not recter
rite soon as you git this
i Dont want you
to rite to Amus
no mo A Bout
his gall going to
marry he is sick
since he herd that
rite son as you
get this remains
yo frind W J Darby
rite son
W J Darby

September 24, 1861


Co. F, Infantry Regiment, Hampton Legion


Co. F, Infantry Regiment, Hampton Legion
Residence (County): 
Greenville County, SC


From State: 
From Municipality: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
July, 2014
Proof Date: 

Get in touch

  • Department of History
    220 LeConte Hall, Baldwin Street
    University of Georgia
    Athens, GA 30602-1602
  • 706-542-2053
  • admin@ehistory.org

eHistory was founded at the University of Georgia in 2011 by historians Claudio Saunt and Stephen Berry

Learn More about eHistory