Daily Archives: 20 Aug ’11

20 August 1861:”The articles brought were my new hat…two beautiful palmetto cockades, a letter from Marion, a false lemon made of wax, sent me by that wicked little elf, the coquettish Miss Minnie, & a very saucy letter from the same unreverential source.”

Item description: This is a letter from 10 August 1861, from Charles Woodward Hutson to his sister, discussing life in camp as part of the Hampton’s Legion South Carolina Infantry. Charles Woodward Hutson (1840-1936) grew up on plantations in Beaufort District, … Continue reading

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