Letter 5

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Letter 5


United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives


Leonidas Bryant to John Bryant, February 11-12, 1862


Leonidas Bryant


Selvage Collection, Southern Appalachian Archives, Mars Hill University


Southern Appalachian Archives, Liston B. Ramsey Center for Appalachian Studies, Mars Hill University




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Feb 11 1862
Dear father i have the opportunity of writing a few lines i am well except a cold i caught but it has very near left me the ground is coverd with snow this morning it is snowing now but not very fast it is not cold.[p.2] The bacon creek troops have crossed green r yesterday they commenced crossing yesterday out at noon and did not get a cross till way after night they have camped just over the river one reg of cavalry camped on that hill where I found that [piece?] of shell yesterday morning 5 secesk sliped up on our pickets and shot at them one man was shot through the hand but one of our men shot one of the seches as they run he fell of his horse dead we are to [car_?] [p.3] on picket we set our guns down by end of a tree and maybe not see them for 3 or [?] [h]ours. I saw John hicks yester day he wishes that he was in our reg he says that he has been sick for about 5 weeks but is getting better the troops is commenced passing this morning again yester day they was some fine artilery [halsed?] here the bacon creekers will take the advance for a while i expect i would not be surprised if [p.4] moved on though in a few days i will bring my letter to a close till tomorrow morning
Feb 12 1862
It is a fine morning the snow is all gone we have orders to cook 2 days provision i don't know whether we are going on a scout or to the boys are not willing to hire a company cook that is some of them won't pay any thing Lockwood says he won't pay a cent to him we don't like him. Remaining yours L. Bryant

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Leonidas Bryant, “Letter 5,” Southern Appalachian Archives Mars Hill University, accessed May 23, 2024, https://southernappalachianarchives.org/items/show/198.