Vergina Camp twigs Satuarday June the 15 1861
Mr Robert Boyd deer father I Seet My Self to wright
you a few lins to let you no that wee ar bouth well and
wher wee at wee hav moved about one hundred and 30 Mils
From Richmond we ar in about 30 Mils from the citey off
Washenton wee hav Campt her but wee dont know how long
wee will sta her but it is thot that wee will sta her sumtime
For we hav Put up ar bers over our tents to day But we dint
k[n]ow that wee was going to moov tille about too hours bee for
we had to start we ar now in about nine Mils off the enemy
we hav not had nor y Battle yet but wee dont kow how soon
we ma hav one tha was a battle fot the outher day in about nine
mils of ous at bethel Church tha was three hundred
Yankeys kild and one off the vergin and three or for woend
tha ar killing sum off yakeys aver day and taking sum off them
Prisner tha hav got sum off them in Jale and sum building
baterys I expect will bee to building battery in a few days Thar
but too Rigemet bee twin ous and the enemy but tha ar Comi
ng in every day tha ar a rigement Jest now lande and is going
to camp her with ous tha was thirty thousn soldiors at
Ritcmond bee four we left and tha ar coming in every day
Vergina has got one hundrd thousd soldiors in survis it is
a grat Sit to see so miney Folks to gether we thot we saw
aheep when wee was at Charlston but we dint see ineything
til we got to vergina but we ar not nir no town now
we ar in about too mils off mee nase Junking Wee ar torable [1]
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Well satisfied now watter is not very planty wher we ar now
we hav to go along ws to git it vergina is abeutyful Cutry
it is not as hot her as it is in south Carolina I lik north Carolina
a lot better it is a Hilly plase then it is her and the folks is so
mush better the ladys giv ous supper twist as we cam thru
north carolina and tha met ous every time the cars stopt and
Brot ous watter and sum thing to eat and all the men women
and children waving thar hats and hancor chief and halouing
hooraw For the south Carolina Boys Wee her that all the
volenteers that we left at camp Buttler is gon home I wont
you to writ and tell me wher it is so or not and tell mee how
you ar git ting along with yor crops I wod lik Rit well to bee
at home to help you But I now about nine hundred Mils
From home But I hop when thes few Rech you tha will
find you all well and gitting along well Daniel Rot you
a letter about a week ago tell Jams Alewine Folks that hee [2]

well hee is standing gurd today and mee an daniel wil stand
to Moro tha ar But Four off ous in a mess Mee daniel Jams Alewine
hirm Burton Rit to Mee as Soon you Git this letter
Back yor letters RS Boyd Copney D 7 Rig SCVS
Richmond ver gina car off G H Montigue
R S Boyd to Robert Boyd

  1. Manassas Junction
  2. Pvt. James Alewine of Co. D
June 15, 1861


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


Residence (County): 
Abbeville County, SC


From State: 
From Municipality: 
From Note: 
Camp Twiggs at Manassas Junction, Virginia


To State: 
South Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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