Letter from Robert C. Caldwell to Mag Caldwell, January 21st, 1865
Date: Jan. 21 1865 |
Letter from Confederate soldier Robert C. Caldwell to his wife Mag Caldwell. Robert is serving as a private in Company C., 10th Battalion, North Carolina Heavy Artillery. Robert writes from a position on the Salkehatchie River near Pocotaligo, South Carolina, and says he is well but cold from being up to his knees in mud and water. He says his unit has seen daily fighting with the Union soldiers on the other side of the river, and that Confederate soldiers have mistakenly killed or wounded some of their own men. Robert expresses frustration with the conduct of some soldiers and says he was always opposed to the war. He wants Mag to send him some money to buy supplies because clothes and rations are short.