Barn yell District Camp Buttler [1]
Deer Brother I tak My pan in my hand to let
you no that Wee ar all yell and i hop that thes [2]
few lins will Find you all well I Reseivd you
Letter and we got the Clothe and provisions we wor
the glades set that you evr saw when the provisio[n]
com we eat the hartes diner that we hav eaten
sens we left home we ar well satisfed now tha ar
going to Be another Call For volanteers this wea
k But i dont think tha will bee aman volentere
in our Campna tha all Says tha will di in this camp bee
For tha well Go to verginia old Govner pickens Says
if we dont volenteer he will send ous Back to
Charlston to Bilt Forts We her that tha hav been
sum ships com to charlston and tha wor shooting at
them but we dont no it to bee so the volenteers at collu
mba has fel out and shot one anothe and stuck Benets it was
too company Fel out we hant [th??] in our comp[any]
yet our mess hant had nary cross word we git
along fin Samuel Mcadems was telling ous that
you had herd that Daniell had got killd we wod [3]
Bee glad to her hoo tells such lys as that I dont
think iney off our companey wod tel such tals
as that you need not beleav one haff you her
tha ar Bilding hous like tha war going to keep
our her all yer we hav Fix our camp off in [streets?]
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we hav buielt arbers over our tents it looks lik a
toun crops ar to[l]rable good her I saw corn
at Charlston knee high tha ar hoing coten in plas
if you ples tell william to Rit to Mee and tell Mee
hoo that was wish the cars wod Run off and kill
all the volenteer I want to no hoo he is he is a gra[?]
Raskl I dont [??] ho he is I wod Bee glad to see
you all now But idont expect Com hom till the
First off Augst when peaces yet Rip iwod [4]
Bee Glad to see sum off you com to see ous
when you get don work tell Mr Frasier
that ihav not For got him yet tell him
iwod lik Rit yell to sum off his whisk[ey]
now I want Rit all the news tell mee
what the gals is dooing tell Mary and [????]
to Rit and all the rest I will hav to com to aclose
i am Botherd so icant Rit Rit to mee as soon
you Git this Letter So Far you well
R P Boyd to John T Boyd
Back yor Letters R P Boyd Campaney D
Barn well Dis woderd po offes 7 Reg [??]
Car of Cathern [on?] Jeffers SC volenteers

  1. Barnwell District, South Carolina
  2. yell = well, confusion of y/w
  3. Daniel Boyd was in the same company
  4. peaches yet ripe
May 14, 1861


Name Variant: 
Co. D, 7th South Carolina Infantry
Residence (County): 
Abbeville County, SC


Name Variant: 
Co. G, 19th South Carolina Infantry
Residence (County): 
Abbeville County, SC


From State: 
South Carolina
From County: 
From Note: 
Camp Butler

Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
June, 2010
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
October, 2010

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