S. C. Sumervile
September the 11 1861

Dear father I take my pen
in hand to drope you A few
lines to let you no how I am
A getting along I am well
at present;
I now will tell you something
about our trip to this place
wee left camp Pickens this
morning was one weak ago
about four oclock wee came on
down to green wood & their wee
got breackfast & it was A
breackfast to: wee got down to
Columbia at four Oclock in
the afternone & their wee tuck
the cars again wee landed at
this plaice three oclock at knight
wee was on the rood 93 hours
my journey was quite pleasent
I saw many sites and fin towns
turn after on the other page
[page 2]
and large rivers & the greatest
Site I saw was so lage cannon
at columbia
I am very well satisfied at this
plaice though i wasent when
I com to this place the water
is so bad that wee cant drinkit
i thik it is pure but it is hot
i bleave it is the warmest wether
wee ever saw
I tell you i youst to think that
I never would get tired riden
on cars but il tel you i never
got so tired in my life
as i was induen i landed at
this place I am now to unret & [1]
75 miles from home
I will bring my short leter
to it close so nothing mor
only remains yours obedient
son W. T. Martin

  1. two hundred
September 11, 1861


Col. F, 1st Regiment, Orr's Rifles, South Carolina Volunteers
Residence (County): 
Pickens County, SC


Residence (County): 
Pickens County, SC


From State: 
South Carolina
From Municipality: 


To State: 
South Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Jennifer Fields
Transcription Date: 
October, 2008
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
November, 2008

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