Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell to sister describing his unceasing work tending to sick and wounded Confederate soldiers in Virginia. Barnwell writes that he hopes to return to Columbia the following April when South Carolina soldiers end their tour and perhaps save his summer salary at South Carolina College.
Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, describing his work visiting camps and hospitals and procuring supplies for wounded and sick South Carolina soldiers in Virginia. The letter contains pages written by his wife, Mary, describing a trip to Munson Hill in Northern Virginia that Barnwell had taken with Generals Beauregard and Johnston. According to Mary, Barnwell could see Union soldiers atop the U.S. Capitol Building and, while there, witnessed a skirmish among picket lines.
Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell sent to the Charleston Courier for publication. Barnwell, on behalf of the South Carolina Hospital Bureau in Virginia, informs the city of their move from Charlottesville to Richmond due to the withdrawal of Confederate troops and gives directions on the best way to send supplies.
Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell to father, William H. W. Barnwell, discussing Baptist and Episcopal churches in Beaufort, SC. Barnwell advises his father to "reserve your anti Baptist battery" to the religious press and not local newspapers.
Edward Barnwell writes to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, from South Carolina College describing the various societies he has joined, including a military company. Included in the letter is a note to his younger brother, William.
Letter from Edward Barnwell to sister, Elizabeth Barnwell, discussing news from South Carolina College. Barnwell reports a recent fire in the school chapel that he helped extinguish and describes his participation in a serenade of female students at the Barhamville Academy.
Letter from Edward Barnwell to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, with news from South Carolina College. Barnwell writes of avoiding dancing at a recent party and gives his opinion of Charleston "beer."