Monday, June 27, 2011

1861 June 27 Leesburg, Va.

Camp Caroline

My Dear Creek

I again take opportunity of letting
you know how I am getting along, my health has
never been better in my llife than it is at present
and we are all getting along better than we ex-
pected to do, the weather has been very fine since
we have been in camp, and the people of this
place are the kindest in the world, the country
people come to camp every day and bring us
loads of milk, Butter, eggs, chickens and the
like and very few of them will take any pay
for them, they say we have come all the way from
Carolina to fight for themand we shall not
want for any thing they have as long as we stay
among them, the Ladies come among us every day
asking if we have no sewing or washing that
they can do for us, indeed every one here looks
upon us as their deliverers from Yankee tyranny and
are very gratefull, The Carolina Boys occupies

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a proud position in Virginia, and I never saw
as large a body of men behave themselves better
every man seems determined to do his duty,
Dear Creek you dont know I am wearying to hear from
you I have not heard from you since Isham was
at Columbia, I know that you cannot help it
but do write me as often as often as possible and
I will certainly write you every time I have an oppor-
tunity, as we have now got a triweekly mail established
now, you may look for a letter from me every other day
if it is only a few lines, I know you will be anxious to
hear from me and I shall not disapoint you any more
about writing but be a faithful correspondant--
I wrote you the day before yesterday, which I hope you
received all right--I am looking for one from you
tomorrow. I hope I may get it, it is night I am
sitting by myself in my tent writing on my knee.
what would I not give to have Dear little Maggie sitting
on it instead and you on the empty camp stool by my side
I could nurse you both all night now if I only had an
opportunity of doing so. Kiss the little darling for me
and take this for yours from you affectionate Husband
P.S. The enemy have been very quiet since our
Regiment came here they wont show themselves

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William and James are both well, John Harrison
has just accidently shot himself, in the left side of
the abdomen by his pistol falling out of his pocket and
discharging. Cooly thinks he is
not mortally wounded. I have
not seen him myself

Letter of William Anderson of the 4th Regiment S.C. Volunteers to Lucretia McFall AndersonMSS 10366

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