Letters from Port Royal

Letters from Port Royal

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"[...] March 11. We had a visit from the Provost Marshal last evening. He has had a good deal to do with the contrabands and came to give us some advice about them. He thinks that rebel spies may come among us, but don't apprehend any trouble, says we can govern the negroes easily enough by firm and judicious treatment, and says the officers in charge are very glad to have them taken off their hands. Hilton Head, [13] March 13. This is a most desolate-looking place, flat and sandy, and covered with camps and storehouses for a mile along the river. A line of intrenchments encloses the whole, some seven miles long, resting on the river at each end. There is a long wharf just built out to deep water, at the end of which the Atlantic is discharging. This is the general depot for stores for the whole army on the Atlantic coast and the blockading[...].""show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 290 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 15mm | 390g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507678371
  • 9781507678374