3rd South Carolina Battn Infantry soldier's letter
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Confederate Soldier's Letter, 3 page, 4to., Camp Johnson, S.C., June, 6th, 1861. W.C(ollier) Winn (Co. D, 3rd South Carolina Battn Infantry) writes to his father.

...Lieut. Col. B. E. Bee (Barnard E. Bee, Brigadier General, CSA mortally wounded at the Battle of 1st Manassas) today mustered our regiment into the Confederate States service. I presume we will march to Virginia in a few days...Alfred wishes you to see Saml Nelson and buy his navy repeater for him...

Cols. Jenkins (Micah Jenkins, Brigadier General, CSA, killed 5/6/64 at the Wilderness)  and Bacon (Thomas G.) passed upon yesterday carrying five bodies of troops -near one thousand each. Jenkins' regiment however, passed during the early part of the night - a part of them - the remainder came up later in the night and when within quarter of a mile of our camp the advanced train having on a heavy load stopped was run into by a later train, but no one was hurt al all and after a little braking was repaired. The train moved on to Virginia ...

You may hear some reports up there that it is quite doubtful about our regiments going to Virginia, but you may give no credit to the report  for will certainly go this week...Bacon's and Jenkins regiments marched immediately on being "mustered in". I think we will do the same...

I learn that Gen Beauregard is to take charge of us on our arrival in Virginia I have it from high authority but do not know how true it is...Collier"

Staining from what looks like a leaf and a few fold splits, otherwise fine.

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3rd South Carolina Battn Infantry soldier's letter

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