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Collection Reference Number GLC08165.33
From Archive Folder Collection of Charles J. C. Hutson, H company, 1st regiment, South Carolina, infantry 
Title Charles J. Hutson to Emmeline Colcock describing life in the camp
Date 1 September 1861
Author Hutson, Charles J. (1842-1902)  
Recipient Colcock, Emmeline  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Writes that he enjoys hearing from her and that it must be hard for soldiers who do not have people to communicate with. Mentions that he went to church in the city and fell asleep. He is impatient for the Regiment to start moving. Reports that Lt. Col. Hamilton and Thomas Grimke Rhett have arrived and Maxcy Gregg is expected. He fears Gregg will move them away from the influences of the city. Explains the company is now 73 or 74 men and they expect Barnwell to arrive with 10 or 15 more. Discusses a flag Colcock and the ladies are making. Remarks that he will either die under it or return to her with it. Reports that the camp is healthy. Asks her to go to McPhersonville in October and cousin Patty will take good care of her. Comments that he wishes he could be there too. Hutson was engaged to Colcock in 1861 but she died in late 1861 before they were married. He 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  Religion  Confederate General or Leader  Women's History  Death  Military Camp  Children and Family  
People Hutson, Charles J. (1842-1902)  Colcock, Emmeline (1841-1861)  Haskell, W. T. (fl. 1861)  Gregg, Maxcy (1814-1862)  Rhett, Thomas G. (Thomas Grimke) (ca. 1821-1878)  Barnwell, John G. (fl. 1861-1864)  
Place written Richmond, Virginia
Theme The American Civil War; Women in American History; 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