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“far, Far From Home”The Wartime Letters of Dick and Tally Simpson Third South Carolina Volunteers$
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Guy R. Everson and Edward H. Simpson

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780195086645

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195086645.001.0001

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“I Was in the Hottest Part of the Fight.”

“I Was in the Hottest Part of the Fight.”

Letters 62 through 75

September 1862 through January 1863

(p.145) 5 “I Was in the Hottest Part of the Fight.”
“far, Far From Home”

Guy R. Everson

Edward H. Simpson

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents Tally Simpsonsʼ wartime letters to his family in South Carolina dated from September 1862 to January 1863. These letters were about the Third South Carolina's participation in the battles of Second Manassas, Maryland Heights and Sharpsburg. These battles were the hottest part of the war, with the Confederate Army suffering a total of 84 casualties out of the 266 officers and men that fought.

Keywords:   wartime letters, Tally Simpson, Battle of Second Manassas, Battle of Maryland Heights, Battle of Sharpsburg, Confederate Army

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