Williamson family letter
Early Civil War letter written by Confederate soldier [I.?] D. Williamson of Rockingham County, Virginia, to his wife. The letter is dated July 20, 1861 and was written from "Fair grounds, Winchester, VA." Williamson mentions the ongoing battle at Manassas and reports that "we are victorious so far." he discusses the importance of the battle ("It is the pivot on which our struggle is to turn"); he expresses concern that McClellan's troops may enter Rockingham County and instructs her "it anything of that sort should happen Uncle must drive all our stock away and not be caught as were many of the farmers in Berkeley, who lost everything, stock, negroes and all."
- Williamson, [I]. D. (Person)
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