Letter from Selina McCarthy Graham, Edingsville, SC, to Mary Elliott Barnwell, discussing her family's plan to plant some acreage on Edisto Island and the "disgusting society" of Edistonians. She makes fun of her neighbor in Edingsville, a classmate of Mary's, and alludes to the loss of Mary's house.
Letter from Stephen Elliott Barnwell to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, explaining his reason for remaining in Charleston a few days longer than expected and updating her on the status of supplies she has requested he return with to Beaufort.
Letter from Stephen Elliott Barnwell, at "Camp Beaufort", to brother, Robert Woodward Barnwell. Barnwell details his participation in recent military engagements including the battle of "Old Pocotaligo", the destruction of a Union transport in the Coosaw River and the detonation of a torpedo against another Union vessel. Barnwell expresses his desire to become an officer and solicits his brother for any help he can give to that end.
Letter from Stephen Elliott Barnwell, James Island, to brother, Edward Barnwell, referring to talk of the fall of the Confederacy and the morale of the troops. Barnwell reports on the intelligence of 4 deserters who arrived in their camp who claim the Union is confident that the Confederacy is "on its last legs."
Letter from Stephen Elliott Barnwell, Valdosta, GA, to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, detailing his escape from the Union troops who captured Jefferson Davis, in whose entourage he was traveling. Barnwell describes pretending to take a bucket to fetch water for his horse before fleeing into a swamp and leaving his horse and possessions behind. Before fleeing, Barnwell "took the liberty of bidding the Pres goodbye -- and expressing as briefly as I could my admiration for the firmness and pertinacity with which he stuck to the good cause -- with which he seemed well pleased."
Letter from Thomas F. Scott, Marietta, GA., to William H. W. Barnwell explaining why he cannot directly afford a subscription to Barnwell's "The Episcopal Protestant." He also discusses problems within the church and expresses his belief that the "High Church party" is mostly to blame but concedes that the Episcopal press and the "mutual assault and representations of Churchmen themselves" are complicit.
Letter from Will Barnwell to William H. W. Barnwell thanking him for the $40 sent him. A note attached to a later letter describes Will as the former body servant of William H. W. Barnwell's father, Robert, who was freed, with a pension, upon his master's death and lived at the Barnwell plantation, Laurel Bay.
Letter from Will Barnwell to William H. W. Barnwell informing him he has sent a trunk of goods to Charleston from the plantation, Laurel Bay, as requested. A note attached to a later letter describes Will as the former body servant of William H. W. Barnwell's father, Robert, who was freed, with a pension, upon his master's death.
Letter from Will Barnwell, Laurel Bay plantation, to William H. W. Barnwell, Charleston. Barnwell fondly recalls the family's last visit to the plantation and informs William H. W. Barnwell of his attempts to attend church on Sundays. A note attached to a later letter describes Will as the former body servant of William H. W. Barnwell's father, Robert, who was freed, with a pension, upon his master's death and lived at Laurel Bay.