July 6, 1861
OF TROOPS—A South Carolina soldier, of Col.
Kershaw’s Regiment, writing from Bull Run on
the 18th ult., says:
one and a half miles of us are Col. Bacon’s and a Mississippi and an Alabama Regiment, [Col. Rhodes’
we presume—Ed.] on our right. Col.
Cash’s Regiment is at Centreville, three miles; Col. Gregg’s near Alexandria. Lots of soldiers all about. So, friends, you may rest assured that we are
going to do something, and that in a few days.
[Transcribed by Sharon Strout]