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A Confederate soldier's 2pp letter written by 15 year-old David M. Simpson of Rock Mills, Anderson county, South Carolina. David served in Co. C, 4th South Carolina State Troops which was led early in the war by Capt. J. Thomas Dean from Anderson county, S. C. The company was accepted in state service at L Haynie's Old Field, four miles south of Anderson Courthouse, Anderson District, South Carolina, on 3 January, 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year at Pendleton, Anderson District, South Carolina, on 14 April, 1861. It fought first at First Manassas under N. G. Evans where it had 11 killed, 79 wounded, and 6 missing. Datelined, Head Quarters, Columbia [SC], April 25 [61]. In part ".My mind is full of war. We hear nothing but war. The general opinion is that the fighting will now be in Virginia ... There is at this time two regiments in this place numbering 2,200. We have lively times. There was a call made today for volunteers from here for the Confederate army but they only got one entire company. How many more they will get, I can't tell. The call is for 8,000 but I don't think they will get 300 and if they fail, you men who are not volunteers may look out. Jeff Davis is bound to have troops for his army. Don't you volunteer. ... We are all divided off in messes. Tom Anderson Holland, Earl Shirah, S. Horton, & John Clinkscales are in a mess and have a negro to cook for us but he is going home ..".
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David Simpson - 4th SC State Troops - 15 Year Old Soldier

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Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $0.00
Estimate: $300 - $500
Auction closed on Saturday, April 8, 2023.
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