086. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- June 15, 1863

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    Camp near Fredericksburg, June 15th, 1863 My Dear Mama, I received yours of the 10th today. Only five days in coming. I have now received all three of your large envelopes. Your letters come to me very regularly, but mine do not seem to go you. The enemy have moved away from the opposite side of the river, and we are to march tomorrow morning. Now I suppose the regular summer campaign is to commence. I where Hooker will change his base to now. I wish that it would to the neighnorhood of Richmond. But I am afraid that it will be towards the valley. I wrote to Johny a few days ago. I wish that he would be away from the temptations of a city. I am very glad to hear that Grand Mama is getting better. You must all write to me often, now that the marching[End Page 1] is going to begin, to cheer me up on the way. I write to you on Friday. I wish that I could get a horse for Paris to ride, but I cannot get one for less than $400, and I cannot afford to give that. I suppose that Dr. [Borland's?] sons are in Genl. Longstreet's Army. We have been seperated from that for over a week now, so I am afraid that he will not be able to see me. I will write to you whenever I can get an opportunity. Do give my love to all. Write to Johny, and tell him I ask him to write to me. How I would like to get back, and see you all again. I hope that this may be the last campaign of the war. Your Own Affectionate, W. [End Page 2]
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    Camp near Fredericksburg, June 15th, 1863 My Dear Mama, I received yours of the 10th today. Only five days in coming. I have now received all three of your large envelopes. Your letters come to me very regularly, but mine do not seem to go you. The enemy have moved away from the opposite side of the river, and we are to march tomorrow morning. Now I suppose the regular summer campaign is to commence. I where Hooker will change his base to now. I wish that it would to the neighnorhood of Richmond. But I am afraid that it will be towards the valley. I wrote to Johny a few days ago. I wish that he would be away from the temptations of a city. I am very glad to hear that Grand Mama is getting better. You must all write to me often, now that the marching[End Page 1] is going to begin, to cheer me up on the way. I write to you on Friday. I wish that I could get a horse for Paris to ride, but I cannot get one for less than $400, and I cannot afford to give that. I suppose that Dr. [Borland's?] sons are in Genl. Longstreet's Army. We have been seperated from that for over a week now, so I am afraid that he will not be able to see me. I will write to you whenever I can get an opportunity. Do give my love to all. Write to Johny, and tell him I ask him to write to me. How I would like to get back, and see you all again. I hope that this may be the last campaign of the war. Your Own Affectionate, W. [End Page 2]
Title:
086. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- June 15, 1863
Creator:
Wilkinson and Keith Families
Date:
1863-06-15
Description:
Willis writes from breastworks near Fredericksburg, Va. that the "enemy" have moved to the opposite side of the river; Willis wonders where General Hooker will make his new base; inability to get Paris a horse, except for $400
Collection:
Wilkinson-Keith Family Papers
Contributing Institution:
College of Charleston Libraries
Media Type:
Manuscripts
Personal or Corporate Subject:
Confederate States of America. Army, Hooker, Joseph, 1814-1879
Geographic Subject:
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865, Fredericksburg (Va.)
Shelving Locator:
Mss 0111
S.C. County:
Charleston County (S.C.)
Internet Media Type:
image/jpeg
Digitization Specifications:
600 ppi, 24-bit depth, color, Epson Expression 10000XL scanner, Archival Master is a tiff.
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