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Letter, 24 Oct. 1863, Hiram [Teed] to "My Dear Libbie"
    A gift to the SCL Manuscripts Division announced in 2003

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Letter, 24 October 1863, of Hiram [Teed], Camp on Folly Island [Charleston County, S.C.], to “My Dear Libbie,” Trout Creek [Delaware County], New York. On duty with the 144th Regiment, New York Volunteers, Teed speaks of the “ceaseless, monotonous roar” of the surf “only a few rods away” from his camp on Folly Island.

He requests news from home and asks that she write when she hears that Charleston is taken. “They are firing away as usual up to the old Secesh nest,” he notes, “but I do not know what hurt or good it does whether they kill or hurt anything.” The letter discusses Northern politics and “copperheadism,” reports that the surgeon and undertaker had both been busy, more from disease than enemy fire, and speaks of Teed’s eagerness to return home. It concludes with a doodling of a man’s head and the words “my face is not quite as long as that.”

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