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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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“I Believe God Is With Us.”

“I Believe God Is With Us.”

Letters 49 through 61

April 1862 through August 1862

Chapter:
(p.110) 4 “I Believe God Is With Us.”
Source:
“far, Far From Home”
Author(s):

Guy R. Everson

Edward H. Simpson

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195086645.003.0004

This chapter presents Dick and Tally Simpsonsʼ wartime letters to their family in South Carolina dated from April to August 1862. These letters contained nothing specific except that Tally made the decision to re-enlist. Dick, who was suffering from chronic dysentery, was not able to re-enlist and decided to just let his time run out so that he could join a cavalry company being formed in the Pendleton area. However, Dick was given an honorable discharge on July 11, 1862 on account of bad health.

Keywords:   wartime letters, Dick Simpson, Tally Simpson, re-enlistment, dysentery, Pendleton, honorable discharge

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