150 Years ago on Diamond Hill

To read the entries thus far for the Sesquicentennial series for The Boys of Diamond Hill click here.

On November 11, 1861, Daniel and Pressley Boyd wrote a letter to their father which they both signed. They have come through their battles with measles and other such diseases and are now better. They note unrest among the South Carolina troops in Northern Virginia over learning about Port Royal (Hilton Head) being captured by Union forces. They are in winter quarters and talk about sending money home and resupplying with uniforms and other miscellaneous soldier duties. This would be their last surviving letter for the first year of the war.

To learn more click on the “Diamond Hill” link at the top. To buy the book you may go to any major online retailer such as Amazon or Barnes and Noble, or you may buy it directly from McFarland Publishers. “The Boys of Diamond Hill” is also available for the Kindle.

This entry was posted in Diamond Hill, Sesquicentennial. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply