September 22, 1861 on Diamond Hill

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On Sept. 22, 1861, Pressley Boyd wrote his father from Flint Hill, Virginia. He is sick again and has been sent back to camp. The 7th S.C. is at Falls Church, Virginia. He writes of going up on Munson Hill while at Falls Church. From there he was able to see the city of Washington, the federal capital. The 7th was expecting a fight soon, but there had been little action aside from sporadic firing amongst the pickets.

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