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27 October 1861: “The sins most commonly committed are profaneness & gambling, both of which to a man of nice breeding offer no attraction at all, & are offensive to the taste of a gentleman.”

Item description: Letter, dated 27 October 1861, from Charles Woodward Hutson to his mother. Hutson details articles of clothing and other provisions that he would like sent from home (in order to prepare for the coming winter). He also writes … Continue reading

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13 October 1861: “You seem to regard Sunday as little as we. Relief from drills, & the bore of an Inspection are the incidents which make the day with us.”

Item description: Letter, 13 October 1861, from Charles Woodward Hutson to his mother. Hutson comments on the health of his fellow soldiers, including a pair of “sickly brothers, who have been sick off & on ever since we left Charleston.” … Continue reading

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6 October 1861: “We have heard of great victories, of late, in other quarters. Why is there no fighting in this section?”

Item description: Letter, 6 October 1861, from Charles Woodward Hutson to his mother, discussing life in camp as part of the Hampton’s Legion South Carolina Infantry. He expresses his frustration at the relative inactivity on the front during this period … Continue reading

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9 August 1861: “We are all wishing for peace, perfectly satisfied with our one battle, & rather weary of rigid discipline in an uninviting country, where we have no great occupation.”

Item description: Recovering from the head wound received at the Battle of First Bull Run (First Manassas), Charles Woodward Hutson writes this letter to his mother to update her on his recovery.  Hutson also reflects on the new perspective coming … Continue reading

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