076. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- Mar. 07, 1863

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    Camp Gregg, March 7th, 1863 My Dear Mama, I just remembered today that you asked me for the prescription for the pills that you were using, so I send it to you. I, and Paris, are both quite well. We are still at the old camp, but as Spring is now advancing, I do not suppose that we will be here much longer. I wrote to both Aunt Sarah, and Nan this week; did they get the letters? Dr. Prioleau is expecting a furlough, every day. If we could only stay here, as we are now, I would not consider it such a hardship, though sometimes they do half starve us. We got a[End Page 1] ration of beef today though. The first fresh meat we have seen for three weeks. The other night we had our axe, and frying pan, and mess buckets stolen, out of the little tent, that Paris, and the other servts. were sleeping in. They took also some tallow, that Paris had bought to make candles with, for sale. The Dr. told me that Mrs. Prioleau had received the money. I have not received a letter for several days. Nan's was the last. We have been having high winds, and blustering weather, ever since March set in. I am afraid that as soon as it gets [warm?] enough, Jackson will have us tramping up into the valley again. Give my love to all. Tell Johny to write to me. Your Affectionate Son, W. [End Page 2]
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    Camp Gregg, March 7th, 1863 My Dear Mama, I just remembered today that you asked me for the prescription for the pills that you were using, so I send it to you. I, and Paris, are both quite well. We are still at the old camp, but as Spring is now advancing, I do not suppose that we will be here much longer. I wrote to both Aunt Sarah, and Nan this week; did they get the letters? Dr. Prioleau is expecting a furlough, every day. If we could only stay here, as we are now, I would not consider it such a hardship, though sometimes they do half starve us. We got a[End Page 1] ration of beef today though. The first fresh meat we have seen for three weeks. The other night we had our axe, and frying pan, and mess buckets stolen, out of the little tent, that Paris, and the other servts. were sleeping in. They took also some tallow, that Paris had bought to make candles with, for sale. The Dr. told me that Mrs. Prioleau had received the money. I have not received a letter for several days. Nan's was the last. We have been having high winds, and blustering weather, ever since March set in. I am afraid that as soon as it gets [warm?] enough, Jackson will have us tramping up into the valley again. Give my love to all. Tell Johny to write to me. Your Affectionate Son, W. [End Page 2]
Title:
076. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- Mar. 07, 1863
Creator:
Wilkinson and Keith Families
Date:
1863-03-07
Description:
Willis writes from Camp Gregg that living conditions have easied though he expects General Jackson will have them move up the Valley once the weather improves; he and Paris have had several items stolen; Dr. Prioleau expects furlough.
Collection:
Wilkinson-Keith Family Papers
Contributing Institution:
College of Charleston Libraries
Media Type:
Manuscripts
Personal or Corporate Subject:
Confederate States of America. Army, Jackson, Stonewall, 1824-1863
Geographic Subject:
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Shelving Locator:
Mss 0111
S.C. County:
Charleston County (S.C.)
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image/jpeg
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600 ppi, 24-bit depth, color, Epson Expression 10000XL scanner, Archival Master is a tiff.
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