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Collection Reference Number GLC08165.69
From Archive Folder Collection of Charles J. C. Hutson, H company, 1st regiment, South Carolina, infantry 
Title Charles J. Hutson to Richard W. Hutson discussing suffering in the South and the development of the war
Date 16 March 1865
Author Hutson, Charles J. (1842-1902)  
Recipient Huston, Richard W.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Discusses suffering in the south during the Civil War. He is getting along well in the army. He heard about the occupation of Orangeburg, South Carolina, but took longer to find out whether or not their family had left. Discusses correspondence (or a lack of) with various family members. He has heard that William T. Sherman has left their county and moved to the east. He has not changed location since his last letter. Calls the Union troops "lawless wretches" and hopes "the negroes have proved true and faithful." He would not be surprised if Richmond was lost. Discusses the Confederacy's right to independence. Heard about the death of Charlie Kerr. Charles Hutson was a Corporal in the 1st South Carolina Infantry during the Civil War. Richard was his father.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Confederate States of America  Confederate Soldier's Letter  Soldier's Letter  Death  Wartime Pillaging and Destruction  Refugees  Sherman's March to the Sea  Union General  African American History  Slavery  Union Forces  
People Hutson, Charles J. (1842-1902)  Hutson, Richard Woodward (1788-1866)  Sherman, William Tecumseh (1820-1891)  
Place written Petersburg, Virginia
Theme The American Civil War; Religion; African Americans; Children & Family
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