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“far, Far From Home”: The Wartime Letters of Dick and Tally Simpson Third South Carolina Volunteers

Guy R. Everson and Edward H. Simpson

Abstract

In April 1861, Dick and Tally Simpson, sons of South Carolina Congressman Richard F. Simpson, enlisted in Company A of the Third South Carolina Volunteers of the Confederate army. Their letters home read like a historical novel, complete with plot, romance, character, suspense, and tragedy. They gave firsthand accounts of dramatic events from the battle of First Manassas in July 1861 to the battle of Chickamauga in September 1863. Their letters provide a picture of war as it was actually experienced at the time, not as it was remembered some twenty or thirty years later. It is a picture that n ... More

Keywords: Dick Simpson, Tally Simpson, battle of First Manassas, battle of Chickamauga, letters, Civil War, South Carolina, Confederate army, volunteers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1994 Print ISBN-13: 9780195086645
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195086645.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Guy R. Everson, editor

Edward H. Simpson, editor

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Contents

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1 “My Feeling of Duty Urges Me to It.”

Guy R. Everson, and Edward H. Simpson

“A Fight Is Daily Anticipated.”

Guy R. Everson, and Edward H. Simpson

3 “I Never Slept As Cold in My Life.”

Guy R. Everson, and Edward H. Simpson

4 “I Believe God Is With Us.”

Guy R. Everson, and Edward H. Simpson

5 “I Was in the Hottest Part of the Fight.”

Guy R. Everson, and Edward H. Simpson

6 “Tis a Topic Which Interests Me a Great Deal.”

Guy R. Everson, and Edward H. Simpson

7 “Never Did Troops Fight Better Than Ours.”

Guy R. Everson, and Edward H. Simpson

8 “Remember Me Kindly to All Friends.”

Guy R. Everson, and Edward H. Simpson

9 “It Is My Mournful Duty to Communicate to You …”

Guy R. Everson, and Edward H. Simpson

Epilogue

Guy R. Everson, and Edward H. Simpson