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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, 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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Daniel Boyd July 7, 1864 – Petersburg, Our lines are about 400 yards apart

Tweet On July 7, 1864, Daniel Boyd wrote his father from his camp near the lines in the trenches of Petersburg, Virginia. He tells of a number of friends he has seen and about deaths and wounds among the men. … Continue reading

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Daniel Boyd – June 18, 1863; Petersburg: We poured heavy fire into them and drove them back

Tweet On June 17, 1863, the 7th South Carolina left Chaffin’s Bluff and matched to Petersburg. The battle would begin on the 18th with Daniel writing that they were sent from Chaffin’s Bluff to Petersburg to meet Grant. “We met … Continue reading

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Daniel Boyd, June 9, 1864 – Cold Harbor – I long to see the day this fight is over

Tweet On June 9, 1864 Daniel Boyd wrote to his father, Robert Boyd back in Abbeville. They were camped near Gaines Mill where the Battle of Cold Harbor was taking place. They are entrenched and shooting it out with the … Continue reading

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May 31, 1864 – Death of Andrew Boyd

Tweet After fighting valiantly against his wounds and writing his father on May 24 that he was recovering from the gunshot which pierced his back and exited at his hip, Andrew Boyd contracted the measles on May 25 and died … Continue reading

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Daniel Boyd – May 29, 1864, Battle of North Anna River

Tweet On May 29, 1864, Daniel Boyd wrote his father from Mechanicsville, Virginia. There he gave details from the Battle of North Anna River from a few days prior. He tells Robert Boyd that he had not seen Andrew since … Continue reading

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Andrew Boyd, May 24, 1864 – I am in good health, but I am wounded

Tweet On May 24, 1864, Andrew Boyd wrote his father from the General Hospital Ward 3 in Lynchburg, Virginia. Andrew was recovering from a serious wound he had received in the Wilderness. He described his wound as such, “The ball … Continue reading

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