S C Barnwell District
Camp butler may the 21 1861
Dear father I Seat my Self
to wright you a few lines to
you know that I and pressly [1]
ar well and hoping thes
few lines may find you all
Well i received your leter
that A galy brot I Was
to her that you ar all well
and geting along Well
you wanted to kow how
We ar Satisfid as for my
Part i am very well
Satisfide her i hav gaind
3 lbs in five days We hav a bau
tiful place her we hav a
bundance of rain it is very
now ther is very litle Sickness
in the Camp now they ar all
full of fun and Jokes
[page 2]
We ar ex ecspecting a call for
Call for volunteers to go
to virginna i do not know
Whether our company Will
go or not they do not talk
much like it they ar Wiling
to virginna if they wer
Shure they Wold get to Stay
there but Where ever thay
volunteer they Wil be
Sent eny Wher they Se
proper to Send them the
most of the campaneys Says
that they Wold rether go
to virgina than to go to
the isleands but when ever
they go to vergina thay
Wil go to a Wors place
if owr company gos i wil
go too We hav diferent
opinions about it Some
thiks that We Wil be dis
bandd and set home
[page 3]
if they do not volunter
and thown back in to the
[abut?] companys and drafted
Presedet davis has orderd
eight thousand volunteers
for the Confederate Army
When ever the 7 Regment
gos i think old abe Wil
Back out they ar improv
ing in driling very fast
i think in few Weks We
Wil be equal to Jacksons
Army thos that has ben in
War says that we beat eny
thing they ever saw for the
length of time if We haf
to Serv our twelv months
owt i Wold rether do it
her We Wil Stay her
too Weks longer and then
i do not now wher We
Wil go it may be that Wee
may be disbanded and sent home
[page 4]
we ar far ing fin now
We get plety to eat We
draw flour and baks our
bread I Want to her
What you haft to Say a
bowt volunteering a gain
i Want you to Wright
to me Soon Receiv thas and
tel me how the folk ar geting
along i not got beut one
leter from home yet tel the
folk to Wright me giv all the news
James Alewine is well
if we go to virgina we Come
home before we go noth mor[?]
more Direct your letter to
Daniel Boyd Company D 7
Regment S C volunteer
in Car of Capton S J Chester
Daniel Boyd to
Robert Boyd anand
family Wood Ward
Post [office]

  1. brother Robert Pressly Boyd
May 21, 1861


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


Residence (County): 
Abbeville County, SC


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


To State: 
South Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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