Citidel Green Charleston So Ca
May the 10th 1862
Dear Martha I seat my self to drop
you a few lines according to
promise to let you know where
we are stationed we left Bamberg
last tuesday and come down to the
race course. and staied there untill
yesterday evening we then moved in
to Charleston to the citidel we have
our tents pitched in the square called
citidel Green it is a very pretty place
indeed but the water we drink is hauled
from the artesian well it is hot
enough for dish water when it
is first brought but when it
stands a while it becomes cool
and drinks very well the city
of Charlesto[n] is under martial law
and Col Hagood is appointed
provost Martial of the city
[page 2]
T. W. Glover was re elected last thurs-
day Leutenat Col and is now in com-
mand of the Regiment we have very
tight rules here now there is no person
allowed to cross the lines except
the Col the officer of the day
and the Leutenant of the Guard
not even the captains of the compnes
can cross without a pass from the
commanding officer of the regiment
the privates are not allowed to go
no where at all. we have to drill
four times a day one hour at
a time we have to drill from 6 to 7
and from 9 to 10 in the morning and
from 2 to 3 from 5 to 6 in the
evening. there has three companies
come to the Regiment and there
is one more to come yet
Col Hagood has five Regiment of
infantry and one of cavalry
[page 3]
under his command there is a
great many of the women and
children leaving Charleston at
this time. going out to the country
for fear the yankees w[i]ll bum
the city and fire it but I have
no idia that they will ever do it
for Beauregard is giving them there
hands full at Corinth now he
is driving them back
I must stop writing a bout
the war and say to you that
I am well at this time and hope
this may find you and the
children all well and doing
well if you get this before John
or sid leaves I want you to send
me two pair of socks and
I want yow to dye them for
me so they wont show dirt
yow must kiss the children
for me
[page 4]
and when you wirte let me har
all the news of the neighborhood
so I must close by say ing I remain your
loving husband. Joseph A, Drummond
P S Direct your letters to Charleston
South Carolina captain Duncans
compny 1st regiment S C V
J A Drummond

Charleston so ca
May the 10th 1862
My Dear son I think I must
write you a few line to inform
you I am well at this time and hope
this may find you all the same
Jimmy you must be a good boy
and mind all your mother says
to yow and I want you to kiss
Ida for me evry day and nurse
her good for me you must
write me soon you affectionate
Father Joseph A Drummmmm

May 10, 1862


Co. G and Co. E, 1st South Carolina Infantry
Residence (County): 
Barnwell County, SC


Residence (County): 
Barnwell County, SC
Name Variant: 
Residence (County): 
Barnwell County, SC


From State: 
South Carolina
From County: 
From Note: 
Citadel Green


To State: 
South Carolina

Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
December, 2012
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
December, 2012

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