Fenton Hall – Plant food not cotton – March 26, 1863

Summit Plantation near Adams Run

On March 26, 1863, Fenton Hall wrote his wife Mary Jane — the sister of the Boyd brothers of Diamond Hill — again from his camp in Adams Run, South Carolina in the defense of Charleston and the coast of South Carolina from the northern invasion. He tells of his brother Davis having left his camp with Captain John Miot for Columbia. He also advises her and their neighbors to not plan cotton, rather, he said, “if you get iney thing planted let it be sumthing to eat.”

Boys of Diamond Hill

Boys of Diamond Hill

The Military Writers Society of America Gold Medal for History 2012.

To read the entries thus far in the Sesquicentennial series for The Boys of Diamond Hill click here.

To learn more click on the “Diamond Hill” link at the top. To buy the book you may go to any major online retailer such as Amazon or Barnes and Noble, or you may buy it directly from McFarland Publishers. “The Boys of Diamond Hill” is also available for the Kindle.

This entry was posted in Diamond Hill, Sesquicentennial. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply