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Sixteenth
South Carolina
C.S.A.
"Our regiment has taken the place of the
Sixteenth South Carolina"
S.M. Crawford
Sixteenth
South Carolina
C.S.A.

Emblems of Southern Valor, The Battle Flags of the Confederacy Joseph H. Crute, Jr. Illustrations by Roland N. Stock ISBN# 1-56013-001-6.

"Brass Mounted Army"
Music by Dayle K.



The following letter was sent by S.M. Crawford to his wife as his unit took up the positions of the 16th South Carolina along the coast. It can be found in the U.D.C. books, Vol. 2, page 206.



Deare wife

I this morning seete myself to dropyou a few lines to let you know that I am well at presant and I hpe this may cme safe to hand and find you all well I have no nuse of interest to write at this time we reacht this place the fifth of this inst. we hand on of the most powerful hail storms that I was ever in it raind a half hour and hailed the hardest that I ever saw and we had to take it all as we was marching. There is no talk of any fiting at this place it is thought that we will stay here this summer our regement has taken the place of the sixteenth South Carolina they are gone to Tennesse (The unit had moved to Mississppi) they started the sixth of this inst it was a fine regment as I ever saw this is a verry low flat country here but the tropps that has bin stationed here sais they have had tolerable good health since the have bin here. Our company is in tolerable good health at this time John and Abner is both well. R.R. Honey is well H.F. Mason is well and F.M. Barton is well. I havent had but one letter since Lieut Bibb come from home you shurely have wrote more than that i would like to here from you all oftener than that if I could I intend to come home before long if I can git of but I cant ell how that will be yet we are giting tolerable plenty to eat now we draw baicon beefe corn meal rice and sugar I want you to write how you wheat looks and how you are gitting on with your crop and whether you have got anny one to cut wheat or not. Will I will close for the present so nothing more but remaning yours till death

S.M. Crawford.



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