150 Years Ago – William Boyd

Boys of Diamond Hill

Boys of Diamond Hill

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May 18, 1862; William Boyd writes his brother-in-law Fenton Hall from camp in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. There is much talk about camp life and about the Battle of Yorktown. He also gives news of all their friends who are sick.

William also writes his father on the same day. In this letter he mentions hearing of Thomas’s illness and goes into great detail about food prices in that part of Virginia.

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