Sunday, June 26, 2011

1861 June 26 Camp Woodward (near Summerville, S.C.)

My Dear Wife
Your welcome
letter is at hand, and I propose
to drop a few lines that you
may know of our good health
and sperits. There is nothing
of importance now going on
but we expect to be moved
from this point in ten days
or two weeks; to what point
we know not, probably to
Missouri or Virginia. I have
misplaced the memorandum
some where. Do send me
another one immediately and
add as many things as you
need. Put down soap as I
may forget it when I go to
buy. I expect to go to the city

soon. Tell Miss Jemima Tom is
quite hearty, and nothing but
laziness prevents him from
writing. Johnny is still well
satisfied, and performs his
duty as well as any man
in the Regiment.
Things are so
quiet here that there is hardly
anything to write of. Hoping
soon to hear from you and
to receive the memorandum
I remain
Your affte. Husband
J. M. Phinney
P.S. The day the boys left
here (those that came up the
day I left) the boys here were
in mourning with newspaper
on the left arm.

MSS 12661

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