150 Years ago, Aug. 30, 1861, Daniel Boyd

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On August 30, 1861, Daniel Boyd wrote a letter to one of his brothers back in Diamond Hill, in Abbeville County, S.C. He is back in camp and says that Pressley and James Alewine are better and expected back soon. He talks about a recent skirmish between their pickets and the Yankees and reports on the casualty figures. He laments the unfairness of which soldiers are discharged and permitted to return home versus those who aren’t.

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