William C. Ivey Letter, November 27, 1862

Title

William C. Ivey Letter, November 27, 1862

Subject

American Civil War, Drewry's Bluff--Virginia, War, Soldier, Confederate Soldier, William C. Ivey, Jane M. Brown

Description

A copy of a typed transcript of a letter written by William C. Ivey, a Confederate soldier, while encamped at Drewry's Bluff, Virginia. Writing to his aunt, Ivey recounts his recent furlough spent at home, and states that he would like to visit her in Cumberland, Virginia. He then goes on to write about the conditions in camp, particularly rations. Ivey states that there is debate over whether the salt beef served to the troops is actually horse and praises the rice rations as "the nectar of the gods." Ivey ends the letter due to his "hands...getting too cold to write."

Creator

William C. Ivey

Date

November 27, 1862

Contributor

Grace Dorsey

Format

Letter

Language

English

Type

Document

Identifier

Bkg-Dor-01-021

Spatial Coverage

Drewry's Bluff, Virginia

Scanning Technician

Derek McSwain

DPI

600

Bit Depth

24

Collection Name

B. K. and Grace Dorsey Collection

Scanning Software

Epson Scan

Files

Bkg-Dor-01-021.pdf

Citation

William C. Ivey, “William C. Ivey Letter, November 27, 1862,” Digital Watauga, accessed October 25, 2020, http://digitalwatauga.org/items/show/18204.

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