Charleston so ca
May the 30th 1862

Dear Martha
I seat myself to
write to you again to let you
hear from me. I have been quite
well ever since I have left home
but I am very anxious to hear
from you all it has been
about ten days since I have
heard from you I hope yow will
write soon. we are still stationed
at the citidel Green and I expect
will remain here all the sum-
mer. we have a great deal
of guard duty to do I hav stood
three times in one week but
I can stand it verry well
when we stand one day and night
we have the next day to rest
and sleep I hear that the yankees
came out at Pocataligo yestaday
and give the southerns a fight
[page 2]
but they had to go back to their
gun Boats a gain without doing
any damage I hope from what
I see in the papers that we will
soon have better times than we now
have The French consul say that
France is going to recognice the
South if so it is thought there wil
soon be peace
I do hope and trust to the Lord
that the time will soon come
when the war will close and
that we all may meet a gain
not to return to camps any more
There is a great deal of sickness
in our regiment but none
dangerous John Green is the
worst off of any he has been
sick for nearly three weeks he
got nearly well and relaps a gain
he is in the hospital now but
is mending slowly John R
Drummond has been sick but is
well a gain
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John and Basil is in
same tent I am in now writing
to their wives we have in
our tent E H Harley John R
Drummond Basil and myself
and Sid when he comes back
there is eight of us in a mess
and we have hired a cook to do
to do our cooking we have as
good a one as there is in the Regt
I will name them to you
Basil E H Harley John R Drummond
John Green Frank Green Ben
Weathersbee Sid when he comes
and myself I get my washing
done for 25 cts a fortnight,
Major Duncan is in command of
the Regment now as the Col is
the provost martial and the
Leutenat Col is sick the Regiment
is well pleased with the major
I must close by saying I hope to
hear fro you soon I remain
your loveing husband J A Drummond
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Charleston So ca
May the 30th 1862
my Dear son I this day seat my
self to write you another letter
this leaves me well and I hope it
may find you all well Jimmy
I have been looking for a letter
from yow for some time you
must not take so long to answer
letters for I want to hear from
you all often Jimmy I want
you to tell Ida I want to hear
from her and see her walk and
hear her talk you must write
to me how many little Pigs
all the sows has got and how
Brewen and your kittens are
getting on tell anty aunt Eggy
and Emma that I have looke
for a letter from them.
tell uncle Bills Jack I think
he might have wrote to me
before now I must close by
saying kiss Mother and Ida
for me your Farther
Joseph A Drummond

May 30, 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: 


To State: 
South Carolina

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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