17 May 1862. N[athaniel] V. W[atkins], Henrico County, [Va.] to Nannie V. Watkins, Townesville, N.C.

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Title

17 May 1862. N[athaniel] V. W[atkins], Henrico County, [Va.] to Nannie V. Watkins, Townesville, N.C.

Subject

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

Description

Describes a miserable march and the manning of his gun; says that men stood the march well; says if he is made infantry he will attempt to transfer to another company; doesn't see how this force of eight or ten thousand can be whipped by any force. 2 pp. AL.

Including ALS, 18 [April] [1862], gives instructions of where to write him; expresses concern for those at home due to outbreak of fever.

Creator

Watkins, Nathaniel V.

Source

Nathaniel V. Watkins Family Papers, 1846-1889, Mss. 39.1 W32.021, Box 1, Folder 2

Publisher

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

Date

1862-05-17

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 W32.021

Citation

Watkins, Nathaniel V., “17 May 1862. N[athaniel] V. W[atkins], Henrico County, [Va.] to Nannie V. Watkins, Townesville, N.C.,” Swem Library Digital Projects, accessed April 23, 2014, http://scrcdigital.swem.wm.edu/items/show/530.

File: Mss. 39.1 W32.021.pdf

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