Daniel Boyd – there was a great many drowned – May 7, 1863

On May 7, 1863, Daniel Boyd wrote his father from the 7th South Carolina’s camp about what he saw at the Battle of Chancellorsville. He tells him about the wounding of Stonewall Jackson. He says that the Yankees had a hard time of it: “We drove them one knight on four miles. I never saw Yankees runn before they plunged into the river. when they com to it their was a great many got drownded. they left everything they had.”

Boys of Diamond Hill

Boys of Diamond Hill

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

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