150 Years Ago on Diamond Hill

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Jan. 9, 1862 – Pressley Boyd wrote to his father and their sister Sarah.

The biggest thing of note in the lives of the Boyd brothers is the enlistment of their brother Thomas. John Thomas Boyd had enlisted on Dec. 19, 1861 into Company G of the newly formed 19th South Carolina Infantry. This regiment would be mustered into Confederate service on Jan. 3, 1862. Company G elected Joseph H. Cunningham as their first captain.

Pressley notes the boredom of Winter Quarters and laments the lack of information in the camps.

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