088. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- June 28, 1863

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    Camp near Chambersberg, Pa., June 28th, 1863 My Dear Mama, I hear that there will be a chance to send off letters tomorrow, so I hasten to write. Of course it is on only occasionally that we can get off a mail. I wrote to you last week from the Valley. I received Nan's letter, also yours of the 15th and Papa's of the 15th. And so here we are in [Penere?]. It is a real pleasure to me, as we pass along to see the grim countenances of the Yankees, sitting in their houses, and seeing our army pass. As we passed through the Valley, and approached Maryland we could see the change in the people. At Shepardstown, where we crossed the Potomac, about half of the people were union. I think that almost all in the part of Md. we passed through were the same. We passed over the old battlefield of Sharpsberg. Paris does not stand the marching[End Page 1] very well. And after marching all day, I do not like to call on him for anything at night. They are pressing in all the horses here, but Genl. Jenkins has been ahead of us with his cavalry, and almost all that he has not taken, have been driven across the [Tusgrehana?]. I wonder where we will go from here. I do not like being in such a situation that I can never hear from home. Mr. Anderson's health failed and he had to get a furlough, and go home. I am very sorry for it, and miss him very much. I have not seen any later news, than is in the papers of the 23r. The prospect was very cheering. We have not marched today. The first day that we have rested, since we left Fredericksburg. Do give my love to Grandmama, and Aunt S. Cousin L. and all. I have not seen or heard anything of Savie since the day he left me on the road sick. Write soon. Your Own Affectionate, W. [End Page 2] W.W. Keith Asst. Surg. 12th Rgt. S.C.V. Mrs. P.T. Keith Anderson, C.H. So. Ca. [End Page 3]
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    Camp near Chambersberg, Pa., June 28th, 1863 My Dear Mama, I hear that there will be a chance to send off letters tomorrow, so I hasten to write. Of course it is on only occasionally that we can get off a mail. I wrote to you last week from the Valley. I received Nan's letter, also yours of the 15th and Papa's of the 15th. And so here we are in [Penere?]. It is a real pleasure to me, as we pass along to see the grim countenances of the Yankees, sitting in their houses, and seeing our army pass. As we passed through the Valley, and approached Maryland we could see the change in the people. At Shepardstown, where we crossed the Potomac, about half of the people were union. I think that almost all in the part of Md. we passed through were the same. We passed over the old battlefield of Sharpsberg. Paris does not stand the marching[End Page 1] very well. And after marching all day, I do not like to call on him for anything at night. They are pressing in all the horses here, but Genl. Jenkins has been ahead of us with his cavalry, and almost all that he has not taken, have been driven across the [Tusgrehana?]. I wonder where we will go from here. I do not like being in such a situation that I can never hear from home. Mr. Anderson's health failed and he had to get a furlough, and go home. I am very sorry for it, and miss him very much. I have not seen any later news, than is in the papers of the 23r. The prospect was very cheering. We have not marched today. The first day that we have rested, since we left Fredericksburg. Do give my love to Grandmama, and Aunt S. Cousin L. and all. I have not seen or heard anything of Savie since the day he left me on the road sick. Write soon. Your Own Affectionate, W. [End Page 2] W.W. Keith Asst. Surg. 12th Rgt. S.C.V. Mrs. P.T. Keith Anderson, C.H. So. Ca. [End Page 3]
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    Camp near Chambersberg, Pa., June 28th, 1863 My Dear Mama, I hear that there will be a chance to send off letters tomorrow, so I hasten to write. Of course it is on only occasionally that we can get off a mail. I wrote to you last week from the Valley. I received Nan's letter, also yours of the 15th and Papa's of the 15th. And so here we are in [Penere?]. It is a real pleasure to me, as we pass along to see the grim countenances of the Yankees, sitting in their houses, and seeing our army pass. As we passed through the Valley, and approached Maryland we could see the change in the people. At Shepardstown, where we crossed the Potomac, about half of the people were union. I think that almost all in the part of Md. we passed through were the same. We passed over the old battlefield of Sharpsberg. Paris does not stand the marching[End Page 1] very well. And after marching all day, I do not like to call on him for anything at night. They are pressing in all the horses here, but Genl. Jenkins has been ahead of us with his cavalry, and almost all that he has not taken, have been driven across the [Tusgrehana?]. I wonder where we will go from here. I do not like being in such a situation that I can never hear from home. Mr. Anderson's health failed and he had to get a furlough, and go home. I am very sorry for it, and miss him very much. I have not seen any later news, than is in the papers of the 23r. The prospect was very cheering. We have not marched today. The first day that we have rested, since we left Fredericksburg. Do give my love to Grandmama, and Aunt S. Cousin L. and all. I have not seen or heard anything of Savie since the day he left me on the road sick. Write soon. Your Own Affectionate, W. [End Page 2] W.W. Keith Asst. Surg. 12th Rgt. S.C.V. Mrs. P.T. Keith Anderson, C.H. So. Ca. [End Page 3]
Title:
088. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- June 28, 1863
Creator:
Wilkinson and Keith Families
Date:
1863-06-28
Description:
Willis writes from Chambersberg, Pa., at the end of a march from Fredericksburg, Va., on passing through "Yankee" territory, with General Jenkins at the head
Collection:
Wilkinson-Keith Family Papers
Contributing Institution:
College of Charleston Libraries
Media Type:
Manuscripts
Personal or Corporate Subject:
Confederate States of America. Army
Geographic Subject:
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865, Chambersburg (Pa.)
Shelving Locator:
Mss 0111
S.C. County:
Charleston County (S.C.)
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