In this portion of a letter, Willis writes of a man [deserter, runaway slave?] who returned to the Regiment; that he is almost three months behind in pay; he has captured some "silver Yankee sugar tongs"
Letter from Francis William Heyward to his mother concerning a recent sojourn to Battery Wagner on Morris Island, probably written in 1863. Francis relates to his mother the dangers of his recent trip to the battery claiming "the enemy fired their shots so beautifully," and how he endured six nights of shelling while stationed there. Afterwards, Francis "went to the city for a day, and I met Pa at the Mills House." 3p. August 23, 1863.
Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell sent to the Charleston Courier for publication. Barnwell, on behalf of the South Carolina Hospital Bureau in Virginia, informs the city of their move from Charlottesville to Richmond due to the withdrawal of Confederate troops and gives directions on the best way to send supplies. ca. 1863.
These images are from the Signal Book kept by Union Officer Ensign LaRue P Adams during the Siege of Charleston between August and September of 1863. Note: Some pages were not scanned because they were blank and contained no content or were ripped out and were therefore unavailable for digitization.
Letter from Ada Henry to sister Lou concerning friends and family in England and India. The letter is undated, although Henry references the recent death of Stonewall Jackson and the troubles in America. The connection to the Heyward or Ferguson families is unclear. 6p.