July 2, 1862 on Diamond Hill

Boys of Diamond Hill

Boys of Diamond Hill

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Daniel Boyd wrote his father on July 2, 1862 from Fairfax, Virginia. In this letter he talks about the actions of the Fourth South Carolina in a babble at Leesburg, Virginia. He also talks about an argument between his regimental commander, Col. Thomas Bacon and their Brigadier General Milledge Luke Bonham. Col. Bacon, believing his regiment — the 7th South Carolina — is not receiving fair treatment, threatens to take the 7th and march them back to South Carolina. Daniel also discusses discontent in the army and desertions.

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