James Island so ca
June the 6th 1862
Dear Martha I this evening
seat my self to let you
know that I have received your
kind letter and was glad to
hear that your are all well
this leaves me well and doing
fine only I am tired
on last monday night about
dark we were ordered to m[ove?]
to James Island as the yankees
had landed there we got with
in two or three miles of
them and stoped till next
morning we then marched
to within a mile and a
half of them and then
formed a line of battle
the bum shells flew all
round us for two or three
hours they then seaced for
three or four hours and
commenced a gain in good
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earnest about sunset we
moved up nearer to them
and severl shells fell not
more than fifty steps from
our lines and exploded but
done no damage at all
about darke they stoped
fireing it had been raining
all day and the Col put us
in som old house our of the
rain. next morning we were
put out to look for the yankees
about ten oclock we saw a
gun Boat within five hundred
yards of us they did not
fire at us. I never had
time to eat or sleep till
last night. we expect to go
back to Charlesto[n] in a few
days. I must Close as my
paper is at town and this
peice is all direct to Charleston
as before your loveing husband
Joseph A. Drummond

June 6, 1862


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


Residence (County): 
Barnwell County, SC


From State: 
South Carolina
From Municipality: 
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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