May 1, 1862 on Diamond Hill

Boys of Diamond Hill

Boys of Diamond Hill

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May 1, 1862, Thomas Boyd wrote his father from Mobile, Alabama. Thomas had been there sick with pneumonia since April 20 along with W. H. Cochran. Their regiment — Nineteenth South Carolina — had been in a train derailment after leaving them behind in Mobile. Six members of the regiment were killed.

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