On November 11, 1861, Daniel and Pressley Boyd wrote a letter to their father which they both signed. They have come through their battles with measles and other such diseases and are now better. They note unrest among the South Carolina troops in Northern Virginia over learning about Port Royal (Hilton Head) being captured by Union forces. They are in winter quarters and talk about sending money home and resupplying with uniforms and other miscellaneous soldier duties. This would be their last surviving letter for the first year of the war.
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