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Wilkinson-Keith Family Papers

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061. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- July 20, 1862
061. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- July 20, 1862 Willis writes of the privations of camp, that he wishes to fight no longer, his homesickness, and that of Paris, his slave.
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062. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- July 24, 1862
062. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- July 24, 1862 Willis writes from camp that they are rumoured to be sent to Stonewall Jackson in "the Valley" and that Paris has found better clothing in the knapsacks of dead Union soldiers.
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063. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- July 28, 1862
063. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- July 28, 1862 Willis writes from camp outside Richmond, that he is marching to western Virginia. He has sent his slave, Paris home and is in search of another "boy".
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064. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- August 3, 1862
064. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- August 3, 1862 Willis writes from camp near Gordonsville. His Regiment is with Stonewall Jackson.
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065. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- August 8, 1862
065. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- August 8, 1862 Willis writes from Orange, Virginia, on a hard march with Stonewall Jackson. Willis complains he cannot get furlough.
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066. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- August 18, 1862
066. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- August 18, 1862 [Typescript] Willis writes from near Gordonsville, Virginia, on a surprise and swift attack by Stonewall Jackson and the privations of camp
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067. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- August 18, 1862
067. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- August 18, 1862 Willis writes from near Gordonsville, Virginia, on a surprise and swift attack by Stonewall Jackson and the privations of camp
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068. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- August 18, 1862
068. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- August 18, 1862 Willis writes from near Ripadan, Virginia, where Generals Lee and Johnston are in command. He speculates on a potential attack by the Confederates, though Union General Pope has pulled his men back.
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069. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- August 15, 1862
069. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- August 15, 1862 Willis writes from near Orange, Virginia, on news from home, particularly engagements
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070. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- Sept. 7, 1862
070. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- Sept. 7, 1862 Willis writes from near Frederick City, MD, on the Second Battle of Bull Run or Manassas. His account (which places him at Manassas Junction), describes the battle-scenes and skirmishes, and his belief the "Yankees" had suffered more casualties. He also notes his inability to get some goods at Frederick City on account of the store owners being "Unionists"; his discovery that his hired "boy" was a runaway slave, (he has also fled from Keith); the misery of camp and his idea of resigning and returning to South Carolina to join Marion's Artillery who "will never be sent out of state".
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071. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- Sept. 17, 1862
071. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- Sept. 17, 1862 Willis writes from Charlestown, Va, on having taken 1,300 prisoners at Harpers Ferry (many Vermonters); on the Second Battle of Bull Run or Manassas; his continued interest in resigning and joining Marion Artillery in South Carolina; the deaths of Nathaniel Heyward and Lt. Munroe of Charleston and his frustration at not being able to secure a slave to tend to him. He notes that he is writing on "captured paper" and the pro-Union sentiment on the envelope ("The Union and the Constitution must and shall be preserved") is crossed out.
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072. Newspaper clipping -- July 30, 1810
072. Newspaper clipping -- July 30, 1810 Partial clipping if an unidentified newspaper with an obituary on Mrs. Ann Postell of Charleston, S.C., and on reverse, A Proclamation on Charleston City Council's enforcement of the Quarantine Laws in the Port and Harbor of Charleston.
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073. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- Feb. 27, 1863
073. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- Feb. 27, 1863 Willis writes from Camp Gregg that the attack on Charleston has not come; that he has a new set of Field Officers; his hopes of returning to South Carolina but belief that General Jackson will not be sent from Virginia.
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074. Willis Keith to Maddie Keith -- Feb. 22, 1863
074. Willis Keith to Maddie Keith -- Feb. 22, 1863 Willis writes from Camp Gregg that heavy snow has fallen.
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075. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- Jan. 19, 1863
075. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- Jan. 19, 1863 Willis writes from Camp Gregg that he has been refused furlough?; his fear the Brigade will be split up; that the "Army is in a flourishing condition" despite the cold weather
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076. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- Mar. 07, 1863
076. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- Mar. 07, 1863 Willis writes from Camp Gregg that living conditions have easied though he expects General Jackson will have them move up the Valley once the weather improves; he and Paris have had several items stolen; Dr. Prioleau expects furlough.
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077. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- Mar. 10, 1863
077. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- Mar. 10, 1863 Willis writes from Camp Gregg that Dr. Prioleau has obtained furlough and so he is now in charge of the Medical Department of the Regiment.
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078. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- Mar. 10, 1863
078. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- Mar. 10, 1863 Willis writes from Camp Gregg that although the Regiment is to prepare to march, the heavy rain keeps them stationary; that his young male friends at home have little idea of the suffering in the War; Dr. Prioleau remains on furlough.
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079. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- WhitSunday, 1863
079. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- WhitSunday, 1863 Willis writes from Camp Gregg about his baptismal vows and communion
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080. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- Apr. 5, 1863
080. Willis Keith to Anna Bell Keith -- Apr. 5, 1863 Willis writes from Camp Gregg that it has snowed heavily and that he believes the Union will not attack Charleston, S.C.
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