099. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith? -- 1863?

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    I write it as much to him as to you. To him both as my father, and my pastor. There is, it seems to me, a wonderful difference in the army this year, and last. There is so much more religious feeling and so much less profanity. Mr. Anderson has had more than 20 of the Regt. to join the various churches in the last week. He is a good man and has good influence on us all. Col. Miller joined the Presbyterian church last Sunday. [Lt.?] Col. Davis is an Episcopalian, and vestryman of a church in Fairfield, but he has never joined it. He says that if he had known I was going to this morning[End Page 1] he would have gone to Mr. Williams too, and he means to on the very next opportunity. Major Bookter has been pretty wild, but he in the last two or three weeks has become very serious, and even spoken to Mr. Anderson on the subject. Do give my love to Grandmama both Aunt Sarah, Cousin Lucy, and all. Remember me kindly to Dr. Borland. I must now close, as it time for our family evening prayers. Do write soon. Your Own Affectionate, W. [End Page 2]
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    I write it as much to him as to you. To him both as my father, and my pastor. There is, it seems to me, a wonderful difference in the army this year, and last. There is so much more religious feeling and so much less profanity. Mr. Anderson has had more than 20 of the Regt. to join the various churches in the last week. He is a good man and has good influence on us all. Col. Miller joined the Presbyterian church last Sunday. [Lt.?] Col. Davis is an Episcopalian, and vestryman of a church in Fairfield, but he has never joined it. He says that if he had known I was going to this morning[End Page 1] he would have gone to Mr. Williams too, and he means to on the very next opportunity. Major Bookter has been pretty wild, but he in the last two or three weeks has become very serious, and even spoken to Mr. Anderson on the subject. Do give my love to Grandmama both Aunt Sarah, Cousin Lucy, and all. Remember me kindly to Dr. Borland. I must now close, as it time for our family evening prayers. Do write soon. Your Own Affectionate, W. [End Page 2]
Title:
099. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith? -- 1863?
Creator:
Wilkinson and Keith Families
Date:
1863
Description:
In this portion of a letter, Willis writes that the religion has become more readily practiced in the Regiment
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:
Christianity
Geographic Subject:
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1864
Shelving Locator:
Mss 0111
S.C. County:
Charleston County (S.C.)
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