074. Willis Keith to Maddie Keith -- Feb. 22, 1863

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    Camp Gregg, Feby. 22nd 1863 Dear Maddie, While the snow is falling thick, and fast, I sit down in my barrell to write you a few lines. Snow, Snow, Snow! Sleet, Sleet, Sleet! We see nothing else now. It had not melted off the ground from the last storm, when about 9 o'clock last night it commenced again, and now at two o'clock in the afternoon is falling thicker than ever. It is the most severe storm we have had yet. It is now about sixteen inches deep on level ground, and many feet where it drifts. I wrote to Papa yesterday, and to Mama the day before. Did they get the letters? Did Nana and Mim, get the ones I wrote them? How do you pass the time now. Do write, and tell me what you do to[End Page 1] amuse yourselves, and who all are up there, and all about it. I can not hear from Johny at all. I suppose that cousins Mag and Sue, are up there with you now. Paris is well, but he says, "wat a terraffic weader dis is. I keep good count, and dis is de seven of dese dreadful snow inde lass tree weeks." We do not receive any mail today, and I am afraid that the roads will be impassable, and we will not receive any tomorrow, and consequently I am very anxious, for I am looking for the attack on Charleston every day. I received Aunt Sarah's letter a day or two ago, and will answer it soon. Do give my love to her, and Grand Mama, and Mama, Papa, and all. Remember me to Miss Busy and all the young ladies. Write very soon. Your Affectionate Brother, W. [End Page 2] Soldier's Letter from W.W. Keith Asst. Surg. 12th S.C.V. Miss. M.E. Keith Anderson, C.H. So. Ca.[End Page 3]
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    Camp Gregg, Feby. 22nd 1863 Dear Maddie, While the snow is falling thick, and fast, I sit down in my barrell to write you a few lines. Snow, Snow, Snow! Sleet, Sleet, Sleet! We see nothing else now. It had not melted off the ground from the last storm, when about 9 o'clock last night it commenced again, and now at two o'clock in the afternoon is falling thicker than ever. It is the most severe storm we have had yet. It is now about sixteen inches deep on level ground, and many feet where it drifts. I wrote to Papa yesterday, and to Mama the day before. Did they get the letters? Did Nana and Mim, get the ones I wrote them? How do you pass the time now. Do write, and tell me what you do to[End Page 1] amuse yourselves, and who all are up there, and all about it. I can not hear from Johny at all. I suppose that cousins Mag and Sue, are up there with you now. Paris is well, but he says, "wat a terraffic weader dis is. I keep good count, and dis is de seven of dese dreadful snow inde lass tree weeks." We do not receive any mail today, and I am afraid that the roads will be impassable, and we will not receive any tomorrow, and consequently I am very anxious, for I am looking for the attack on Charleston every day. I received Aunt Sarah's letter a day or two ago, and will answer it soon. Do give my love to her, and Grand Mama, and Mama, Papa, and all. Remember me to Miss Busy and all the young ladies. Write very soon. Your Affectionate Brother, W. [End Page 2] Soldier's Letter from W.W. Keith Asst. Surg. 12th S.C.V. Miss. M.E. Keith Anderson, C.H. So. Ca.[End Page 3]
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    Camp Gregg, Feby. 22nd 1863 Dear Maddie, While the snow is falling thick, and fast, I sit down in my barrell to write you a few lines. Snow, Snow, Snow! Sleet, Sleet, Sleet! We see nothing else now. It had not melted off the ground from the last storm, when about 9 o'clock last night it commenced again, and now at two o'clock in the afternoon is falling thicker than ever. It is the most severe storm we have had yet. It is now about sixteen inches deep on level ground, and many feet where it drifts. I wrote to Papa yesterday, and to Mama the day before. Did they get the letters? Did Nana and Mim, get the ones I wrote them? How do you pass the time now. Do write, and tell me what you do to[End Page 1] amuse yourselves, and who all are up there, and all about it. I can not hear from Johny at all. I suppose that cousins Mag and Sue, are up there with you now. Paris is well, but he says, "wat a terraffic weader dis is. I keep good count, and dis is de seven of dese dreadful snow inde lass tree weeks." We do not receive any mail today, and I am afraid that the roads will be impassable, and we will not receive any tomorrow, and consequently I am very anxious, for I am looking for the attack on Charleston every day. I received Aunt Sarah's letter a day or two ago, and will answer it soon. Do give my love to her, and Grand Mama, and Mama, Papa, and all. Remember me to Miss Busy and all the young ladies. Write very soon. Your Affectionate Brother, W. [End Page 2] Soldier's Letter from W.W. Keith Asst. Surg. 12th S.C.V. Miss. M.E. Keith Anderson, C.H. So. Ca.[End Page 3]
Title:
074. Willis Keith to Maddie Keith -- Feb. 22, 1863
Creator:
Wilkinson and Keith Families
Date:
1863-02-22
Description:
Willis writes from Camp Gregg that heavy snow has fallen.
Collection:
Wilkinson-Keith Family Papers
Contributing Institution:
College of Charleston Libraries
Media Type:
Manuscripts
Personal or Corporate Subject:
Confederate States of America. Army
Topical Subject:
Weather
Geographic Subject:
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Shelving Locator:
Mss 0111
S.C. County:
Charleston County (S.C.)
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