I was asked recently by the people at the Duke special collections to write a short essay about my experiences researching for the “Boys of Diamond Hill” at the Duke University Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library.
My entry appears to day as a guest column entitled “Letters to Diamond Hill.” It begins like this:
“When I first began investigating the Robert Boyd Family Papers at Duke’s Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, I expected to find something that would appeal to genealogists of this family and those researching the history of Abbeville County, South Carolina. I didn’t know that I would discover a rich story about the triumphs of love and the tragedies of war…”
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