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“far, Far From Home”The Wartime Letters of Dick and Tally Simpson Third South Carolina Volunteers$
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Guy R. Everson and Edward H. Simpson

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780195086645

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195086645.001.0001

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“My Feeling of Duty Urges Me to It.”

“My Feeling of Duty Urges Me to It.”

Letters 1 through 20 April 1861 through August 1861

(p.3) 1 “My Feeling of Duty Urges Me to It.”
“far, Far From Home”

Guy R. Everson

Edward H. Simpson

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents Dick and Tally Simpsonsʼ wartime letters to their family in South Carolina from April to August 1861. These letters cover the period from the fall of Fort Sumter in April 1861 to the lull in the fighting following the Confederate victory at First Manassas. They are filled with patriotic enthusiasm and stories about the death of Confederate volunteers.

Keywords:   wartime letters, Dick Simpson, Tally Simpson, Fort Sumter, First Manassas, Confederate volunteers, South Carolina

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