Letter from Robert C. Caldwell to Mag Caldwell, January 10th, 1864
Date: Jan. 10 1864 |
Letter from Robert C. Caldwell to his wife Mag Caldwell. Robert is serving as a private in Company C., 10th Battalion, North Carolina Heavy Artillery near Wilmington, N.C. He talks about guard duty during cold rain and sleet and says that many of the soldiers are in bad condition, barefoot, ragged or sick. Robert has assignments close to the beach, and describes a battle to protect a Confederate ship that had run the Union blockade, and another to capture a Union blockader that had run aground.