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In Their Own Words

August 20, 1861

Early Civil War Letter

From camp near Williamsburg, Va., Capt. W. C. Holt of Co. C, 10th Ga. Infantry wrote to S.W. Parker in Cusseta, Georgia of his early experiences in the war:

“… To give you anything like a true statement of all I have seen since I have been connected with the Army would tire me in writing, you in reading and consume more paper then I have on hand … .

“[W]e are getting along very well, most of our men are well, as for myself, I never enjoyed bettor health in my life, I gained ten pounds since I left there. We have the largest Company in the Regiment – I reckon Cusseta must look pretty dull now, so many having left there. We have a good deal of fun, and about, as much hardships and privations. I suppose Brannon has entirely given out coming to war. We have but 2 now in the Hospital, C. J. Wooldridge sick with fever, very now nearly, well, has not been very sick , and L. G. Cobb sick, mumps, he is also nearly well. Burts has just got from there, he had the mumps, and his Cod’s swelled enormously… .”

Source: Glen Spurlock’s Articles About the 10th Georgia