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Great Amazon Review for Boys of Diamond Hill

Tweet From time to time, I will revisit my past books on the online outlets to see if there is any activity and am always gratified to find a new review. This fine review (5 stars) copied below is for … Continue reading

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Bennett Place – Appomattox was not the only surrender

Tweet Eight days after the surrender of Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia on April 9, 1865, negotiations began between Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman and Gen. Joseph E. Johnston at the home of James Bennett near modern day Durham, North … Continue reading

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March 29, 1865: We whipped Sherman at both places – Daniel Boyd, North Carolina

Tweet On March 29, 1865 Daniel Boyd wrote his final letter in the collection. He had fought in the battles of Averasboro and Bentonville after advancing into North Carolina with Hardee’s Corps. He was writing from camp in Smithfield Station, … Continue reading

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Daniel Boyd, Feb. 3, 1865 – Hampton’s Cavalry has come from Virginia

Tweet On Feb. 3, 1865 Daniel Boyd wrote his sister, Mary Jane Hall — Fenton‘s widow — from his camp on the Salkehatchie River in South Carolina. Daniel and the 7th S.C. Infantry was finally home in South Carolina as … Continue reading

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Daniel Boyd, Oct. 25, 1864 – Battles of Cedar Creek & Hupps Hill

Tweet On Oct. 25, 1864, Daniel Boyd wrote his father Robert Boyd from camp in New Market, Virginia. In this letter he goes into great detail about what he refers to as “a big fight near Strasburg.” What he refers … Continue reading

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Daniel Boyd Sept. 21, 1864 – Our Brigade is getting very small

Tweet Daniel Boyd wrote his father from Rapidan Station, Virginia Sept. 21, 1864. The 7th South Carolina had left Winchester, Virginia on Sept. 15th, four days before the Battle of 3rd Winchester. He gives his opinion of their new brigade … Continue reading

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Daniel Boyd, Sept. 9, 1864 – Battle of Berryville, We took them without any trouble

Tweet On Sept. 9, 1864, Daniel Boyd wrote his two sisters. Mary Jane Hall, whose husband Fenton was lost in action at Willtown Bluff about forty miles from Charleston, South Carolina and Sarah “Sally” Boyd. He related to them about … Continue reading

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Daniel Boyd, we got the worst of it – Aug. 28-Sept. 1, 1864

Tweet On August 28, 1864 Daniel Boyd wrote his father from Charlestown in Western Virginia — or modern day West Virgina. He gives more details about his participation in Jubal Early‘s Shenandoah Valley Campaign. He tells of going through Winchester … Continue reading

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Daniel Boyd Aug. 20, 1864 – We have paid them for blowing up our line – The Crater

Tweet On Aug. 20, 1864, Daniel Boyd wrote his father from their camp on the former Cedar Run battlefield.  He is very relieved to be out of the Petersburg Siege line.  The 7th South Carolina had been transferred to Early’s … Continue reading

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The Boys of Diamond Hill – Capt. Robert Chatham

Tweet It occurred to me recently that I had missed a significant date in The Boys of Diamond Hill that occurred May 29, 1864, this past May 29 marked the 150th anniversary of the combat death of Captain Robert Chatham … Continue reading

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