13 May [18]62. N[athaniel] V. W[atkins], New Kent County, [Va.] to Nannie [V. Watkins].

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Title

13 May [18]62. N[athaniel] V. W[atkins], New Kent County, [Va.] to Nannie [V. Watkins].

Subject

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Watkins family.
Confederate States of America. Army. Virginia Infantry Regiment, 34th.
Peninsular Campaign,1862.

Description

Now in the Army of the Peninsula, the Grand
Army; describes various activities such as listening to sermons, visiting acquaintances in surrounding camps, bathing, and drilling; says his company has been divided into two - one half, including our boys, to be light artillery, the other armed with muskets; mentions 18th Virginia [Company] and 23rd N.C. [Company]; describes sight of six or seven thousand men on drill; reports that they are having an easier time in Light Artillery than the infantry have; knows nothing about whereabouts of army.

Creator

Watkins, Nathaniel V.

Source

Nathaniel V. Watkins Family Papers, 1846-1889, Mss. 39.1 W32.019, Box 1, Folder 2

Publisher

Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary

Date

1862-05-13

Contributor

SCRC Civil War Transcription Project Volunteer

Rights

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Relation

The finding aid for the Nathaniel V. Watkins Family Papers, 1846-1889, can be found at http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=6683

Language

en

Type

Text

Identifier

Mss. 39.1 W32.019

Citation

Watkins, Nathaniel V., “13 May [18]62. N[athaniel] V. W[atkins], New Kent County, [Va.] to Nannie [V. Watkins].,” Swem Library Digital Projects, accessed September 21, 2014, http://scrcdigital.swem.wm.edu/items/show/528.

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