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Collection Reference Number GLC08165.43
From Archive Folder Collection of Charles J. C. Hutson, H company, 1st regiment, South Carolina, infantry 
Title Charles J. Hutson to Emily McLeod discussing life at Camp Huger and the impact of the war
Date 1 November 1861
Author Hutson, Charles J. (1842-1902)  
Recipient McLeod, Emily  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Discusses life at Camp Huger. Reports that Alston's men are in bad condition due to inactivity. Talks about his philosophy that educated men who lived inactive lives and are unprepared for hardships make better soldiers. Remarks they read only newspapers, the Charleston Mercury or the Richmond Examiner, and discusses his views on them. Explains that although he knows this war will benefit men, the next generation will suffer because education is being neglected and the young are allowed to leave home too early. Gives love to everyone at home. Emily McLeod is the daughter of Charles' half brother William Ferguson Hutson. Hutson was a Corporal, 1st South Carolina Infantry, during the Civil War.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Confederate States of America  Confederate Soldier's Letter  Soldier's Letter  Military Camp  Education  Journalism  Children and Family  
People Hutson, Charles J. (1842-1902)  McLeod, Emily (b. 1842)  Alston, T. Pinckney  
Place written Suffolk, Virginia
Theme The American Civil War; Education
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
Civil War: Theater of War Main Eastern Theater  
Civil War: Unit 1st South Carolina infantry, H Company