Letter 6

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Letter 6


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


Leonidas Bryant to John Bryant, February 18, 1862


Leonidas Bryant


Collection, Southern Appalachian Archives, Mars Hill University


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




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Headquarters Camp of 6th Reg. Prewels Knobs
6th Reg’t 2nd Volunteers. Comp F
Feb the 18 1862
Dear father i have the opportunity of writing a few lines to you I am well at present and hope this may find you enjoying the same health we have had quite a fine time of moving for the last few days i have not received a letter [p.2] this week but I got that box of butter last week. last friday we left our camp on green. R. We marched 15 miles that day and camped about 2 o'clock in the evening we was bound for lisibethtown then we [leved?] to march to the mouth of Salt. R. but after we marched 15 miles we was ordered back well sunday we marched back to green.R. Then we stayed all night the next we marched to cave city. their we stayed all night to day [p.3] we marched 5 miles further we [l__?] to stay here three or four days till the rail.R. is fixed when we left our camp of green.R. It was snowing and as cold as it could be we had to lay out their 5 nights without any tents. I got taylor yost to haul my bundle we are encamped in the [vealy?] of prewel knobs that about 8 miles from mammoth cave. I will go there tomorrow if i can I think the war will soon be over I think we gain ever battel for the last [p.4] month. Gen mitchell has got bowling green without losing a man our men is mad because we had not the advance I think we ought to have had it for we have it all the time the way the boys slung the blankets in the road was a sight i could got a wagon load of blankets it was a foolish thing taking is back towards louisville there we had 30 miles of the worst road to travel that ever was. I must bring my letter to a close.
L. Bryant

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Leonidas Bryant, “Letter 6,” Southern Appalachian Archives Mars Hill University, accessed May 22, 2024, https://southernappalachianarchives.org/items/show/199.