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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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“A Fight Is Daily Anticipated.”

“A Fight Is Daily Anticipated.”

Letters 21 Through 30

August 1861 Through October 1861

(p.51) “A Fight Is Daily Anticipated.”
“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 dated from August to October 1961. These letters cover the Confederate Army's victory at the Battle of Bull Run and the settling of the soldiers while waiting for the next battle. They also tell about the Simpsonsʼ adjustment to camp life and the soldiersʼ bout of measles.

Keywords:   wartime letters, Dick Simpson, Tally Simpson, Battle of Bull Run, Confederate Army, South Carolina, measles

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