June 15, 1861 Pressley Boyd wrote his father from Camp Twigs in Virginia. There is no mention of their earlier reluctance to go up to Virginia. In this letter he describes their location as one hundred-thirty miles from Richmond and eighty miles from Washington, DC. They are nine miles from the enemy, but have yet to be engaged. The first engagement — the Battle of Big Bethel — has taken place and is mentioned. The 7th S.C. was not involved. Pressley talks of conditions in Virginia, particularly in their camp, and about the 7th’s trip up through North Carolina and into Virginia.
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