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1st South Carolina Infantry - Wounded at 2nd Manassas

Item CON-5720
August 24, 1861 LtCol Edward McCrady Jr.
Price: $265.00

Description

Original Civil War letter written by Lieutenant Colonel Edward McCrady of the 1st South Carolina Infantry to his Sister at Sullivan's Island, SC. Letter is written from Camp Bee, Richmond, VA. He describes a disagreement between two companies as follows, "A jealousy has spring up in the Richland Rifle Company (shared by the two other companies of the old regiment. And also because in the old regiment, that company was the "crack" one and mine beat it drilling and is a better military company in every particular."

McCrady received a severe head wound in August of 1862 and had a tree fall on his head while in camp in January 1863. He was finally declared unfit for field duty in December 1863. Later served in the conscript bureau and Camp on Instruction.

Transcription of the letter is included.